The 10 Greatest Fictional Baseball Players of All Time

Its that time of year. The games that matter are getting fewer and fewer as the Boys of Summer head into the fall.  Add to that the impending return of HBO's brilliantly profane Eastbound and Down and me coaching my kids' baseball team and I've got the great American past time on the brain. I'll … Continue reading The 10 Greatest Fictional Baseball Players of All Time

Friday LinkFrogging – 4/2/10

Welcome back my friends to our weekly walk on the weird side of the web. Do you smell it? Its the smell of freshly mown grass, beer, hot dogs and Icy Hot. That combination can only mean one thing.  Baseball season is underway. MLB's opening day game is this Sunday when the Evil Empire, the … Continue reading Friday LinkFrogging – 4/2/10

‘Ty Cobb’: iPod First Anniversary #15

KEY LYRIC: Sick in the head, sick in the mouth And I don’t hear a word you say Not a bit, and I don’t give a shit ALBUM: Soundgarden – ‘Down On The Upside’ Year: 1996 Producer: Soundgarden (w/Adam Kasper)  Mixed by: Adam Kasper NOTES: A song written about a generic, pissed-off idiot and then named … Continue reading ‘Ty Cobb’: iPod First Anniversary #15

Backyard Baseball ’10

I got this game for Father's Day and with this being All-Star Day, it seems like a perfect time for a review. I've been playing video baseball games since my handheld LCD game back in the 70s.  I love the game and I love the games. I've played iterations of the EA baseball game across … Continue reading Backyard Baseball ’10

‘Teamwork’ is a lie

“Teamwork Baseball is committed to developing player skills and sportsmanship.” That’s what the website says. True enough; as long as they believe the player is ‘worth’ continuing to develop. If not, any number of exciting alternate possibilities emerge, none of which have anything to do with coaching or sportsmanship. It’s possible that the main coaches … Continue reading ‘Teamwork’ is a lie

RIP Peanut Dude

One of my favorite things about going to a Houston Astros baseball game was Arnie the Peanut Dude. Arnie, a fixture with the Astros since the days of the Astrodome, passed away Tuesday at the age of 61. Arnie's claim to fame was throwing peanuts to the fans.  By that I don't mean tossing a … Continue reading RIP Peanut Dude

Training Bonaduce

Here's a look at Danny Bonaduce's training regimine. You couldn't tell if it was working after he whooped ass on Rev. Bob Levy, but he just finished going toe-to-toe and staying on his feet with the vastly larger (and probably every-bit-as-crazy) Jose Canseco, so he must be doing something right! Full details available here.

Presidential Debate #3: Playoff Baseball

OK ladies and gentlemen, tonight's debate will use baseball terminology in its scoring. My initial intent was to report on just home runs, but there was only one of those, so I was thwarted. Oh well, sometimes small ball is the way. What makes your economic plan better? McCain - K: Still doesn't acknowledge the role of deregulation … Continue reading Presidential Debate #3: Playoff Baseball

Hate the White Sox

‘My name is Stephe, and I’m a Kansas City Royals fan.’ ‘Hello, Stephe.’ ‘Um, yeah, it’s been like forever since we’ve played meaningful games in, gosh, I don’t know, July, so it’s been pretty tough on us.’ ‘Uh-huh.’ ‘Yup.’ ‘We’ve been there brother.’ And so it goes when you’re a small-market fan. Year in and … Continue reading Hate the White Sox