Tonight begins what could be an historic series in Major League Baseball. The 60-99 Chicago Cubs host the 53-106 Houston Astros for a three-game set. If the Astros win one of the first two games, then we will see two 100-loss teams face each other. The last time two MLB teams with 100 losses played […]
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I came across this image of a Ryne Sandberg Starting-Lineup figure. The ebay seller photographed the figure at a really intriguing angle. Ryno is no longer sliding into second (or third) base. He is now keeping his balance while standing one-legged on a base turned on its side. In fact it looks like he’s doing […]
I’m not a fan of people running onto the filed during an MLB game. As a Cubs fan, I tire of the drunken foolish stereotype blanketed across Cub-dom. However, there’s a fella in Houston who’s antics are actually quite impressive. He jumped the center field wall, climbed a pillar up to the grassy hitter’s eye, […]
My brother posted a nice iPhone photo of Chicago’s Wrigley Building in the fog. My favorite part of the photo is the 20 pixels on the left side of the photo (as shown above).
Here’s the very short list of active MLB players that debuted pre-1992: Omar Vizquel (1989) age 43. Chicago White Sox.Jim Thome (1991) age 40. Minnesota Twins.Ivan Rodriguez (1991) age 39. Washington Nationals.Arthur Rhodes (1991) age 41. Texas Rangers. I think the four of them should get together and talk about how great baseball cards were […]
Recently I came across the “Who’s Who in Baseball” annual publication for the first time. I love the distinctive and bold red & black cover with b/w photo and simple graphics. This design treatment has largely remained unchanged for decades. Do a search on ebay for “Who’s Who in Baseball” to get a nice sampling […]
Here’s a full list of all instances where a MLB player has hit 40 home runs in a season. rank-name-total-year-bats-age1 Barry Bonds 73 2001 L 362 Mark McGwire 70 1998 R 343 Sammy Sosa 66 1998 R 294 Mark McGwire 65 1999 R 355 Sammy Sosa 64 2001 R 326 Sammy Sosa 63 1999 R […]
“He has a nasty snapdragon of a curveball.”-Cubs announcer, Bob Brenly, on Padres closer, Heath Bell a snapdragon curveball. I like that.
Yesterday, Chicago Cubs player Tyler Colvin was stabbed by a flying broken bat. He was impaled below the collarbone as he was scoring from third on a broken bat double by Welington Castillo. Colvin was watching the ball in the outfield and didn’t see the bat flying towards him. I watched the video on television […]
1966 Topps Billy Williams #580 is one of the best-looking baseball cards I have ever seen. It features a quintessential baseball waist-up after-swing pose. The 27-year old Billy Williams is wearing the elegantly classic Cubs Away uniform grays of the 1960s. The simple and iconic vintage Cubs emblem is fully featured on the sleeve. The […]