About the Author
I have been a passionate baseball fan since 1979 right around the time my parents first took me to Yankees Spring Training inFt. Lauderdale,FL. Despite the fact most position players were not even in camp yet, I insisted the Yankees were playing the Dodgers that day. I was such a pain that I am surprised Mom and Dad didn’t leave me at the Stadium with the grounds crew.
I want to transmit my love of baseball to you, my intelligent reader which I hope will be a long and lasting conversation about the great game. Unlike most outlets, you won’t read me calling anyone a bum, a stiff or even worse names that I don’t want to print. Calling one overpaid or saying a deal is bad is quite another story. I don’t believe in the term “walkoff” (how dumb is a “walkoff wild pitch”) so you will never, EVER see that term used here. (How can it be a walkoff if the winning team is RUNNING onto the field?) I will be sure to touch on the issues and players of the day but I would like to also write about not-so current (and maybe not as well-known) topics and players such as the 1980 NL All Star starting pitcher (JR Richard) or the two day old player strike of 1985.
Relax, strike a 5 second pose and get ready to be informed and entertained by the most electrifying blog on the Web. Comment on anything (except for that night of drinking when you woke up the following day next to a donkey). I will do my best to keep the conversation going and if I can’t I hope one of you picks it up for me. And now it is time to PLAY BALL!