C70 At The Bat

So we know now that baseball should be returning in four weeks.  The players will be gathering in Busch Stadium next week.  Things are getting real, so it seems fair to ask how excited you are about the upcoming season. Maybe it’s my age–I’ll turn 45 not long after Opening Day–or maybe it’s because I’d [...]

While it’s a great thing that baseball actually has dates and plans in place to return, let’s not forget the reason that we’ve not had baseball up to this point.  COVID-19 still gets to play the trump card. Rockies All-Star OF Charlie Blackmon was one of three players on the team to test positive for [...]

Hopefully you are familiar with the Disney cartoon Phineas and Ferb.  If not, even if you don’t have kids, you should rectify that quickly.  It’s a smart, fun show that has great rewatchability, plus there’s an amazing Star Wars episode–find it on Disney+.  Anyway, the beginning of the theme song says, “There’s 104 days of [...]

Late yesterday afternoon, the players rejected the owners’ 60-game proposal with all the bells and whistles (universal DH, extra playoffs, games decided by free throws–wait, that wasn’t in there, was it?) that came with.  The idea of the grievance was too strong to dismiss and, while I do think that the players have a point [...]

All right, in Part I we looked at Donruss, Fleer, and Score, while in Part II we looked at Topps and Upper Deck.  Now let’s take a look at some of Ozzie Smith‘s more eclectic cards.  Some of these are made by the main companies, but they aren’t the main sets so I tossed them [...]

Like many men and their fathers, my father and I don’t necessarily talk about a lot.  Even though we work across the hall daily, we’re not the kind to discuss deep topics or go do things after work.  My father is a wonderful man and an excellent accountant and if I were half of either [...]

One hundred days.  100 days since we last saw baseball.  And every day since then, there’s been a post on this site.  It’s easily the longest series of posts I’ve ever done and the most consistent as well.  So we know what and when, but let’s figure out another answer–why? There were a couple of [...]

We’ve taken a look at a sample of the Donruss, Fleer, and Score Ozzie Smith cards that I have in my collection.  Today we’ll take a look at the Topps and Upper Deck selections.  Unsurprisingly, Topps has the most (given their status as the king of the industry) so let’s go ahead and start with [...]

We’ll get back to the Ozzie Smith cards probably tomorrow, but when you actually have a little good news to talk about, you don’t want to waste it.  Yesterday afternoon, the Tweets started coming from the baseball insiders.  Commissioner Rob Manfred, perhaps smarting from the beatdown he was taking after flipping on his 100% pledge, [...]

From roughly seventh grade until I graduated high school, my walls were covered with baseball.  There was wallpaper there but you couldn’t see it, because every square inch was covered with baseball cards, posters, clippings, box scores, magazine articles, etc. from a select few players: Mark McGwire, Orel Hershiser, Andres Galarraga, and I think Todd [...]

Do you remember the 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft?  It was so long ago, all the way back to Wednesday.  Back then, this is what the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Ron Manfred, had to say. Now, if you are like me and you don’t always watch videos, let me give you it in print.  [...]

Many of you may have already listened, but Friday night Kyle Reis joined Allen and I on Meet Me at Musial to talk mainly about the draft from a few days ago.  While much of the talk was centered around those that were drafted, obviously, but closer to the end the discussion turned to those [...]

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Last updated: 03/26/2020