Tag: baseball

  • Playing the game

    Ko Yamaguchi is causing such a sensation in the Japanese High School Baseball tournament that even the Major League Baseball blog has a post about him. This savant from Japan is taking switch-hitting to a new extreme. He switches which side he hits after EACH pitch. Literally every pitch! Though perhaps we should put “hits” […]

  • Folksy Database

    Folksy Database

    Part of the charm of the greater Grateful Dead culture was that there was something for everyone. Like any good pastime there was some aspect of a Grateful Dead show to please everyone. I often compare the sub-culture of Deadheads to baseball fans. There are those that go for the scene, the roar of the […]

  • Dock Ellis and the LSD No-Hitter

    Dock Ellis and the LSD No-Hitter

    On June 12th, 1970 Dock Ellis, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates threw a no hitter against San Diego – while high on LSD. The story has so many twists and turns that make it even more incredible including one tidbit I only learned about later – Dock woke up the next day and didn’t […]

  • Said the Rookie to the Veteran

    Game 7 in which the Chicago Cubs took the World Series for the first time in 108 years was one for history books. The back-and-forth battle had everyone on the edge of their seats nervously finishing off the rest of their halloween candy well into the night. There were many amazing plays but it was […]

  • Baseball Opening Day

    It’s the first day of the Japanese baseball season today which gives me occasion to share this excellent commercial from last year.

  • Because. . .Baseball

    It’s not often that the Cubs make it to the post season so when they do, something’s gotta give. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student Ben Larson asks his professor if he could take a make up exam and the professor’s response is priceless. via twitter

  • Baseball Fandom, Visualized

    From a New York Times deep dive into how people list their preferred baseball team on Facebook. “Like the Mets, the Athletics are the less popular team in a two-team region — less popular everywhere in that region, based on the data from Facebook. Again, winning the World Series matters. The Giants have won two […]

  • Watching the Oakland A’s

    I had a windfall a couple weeks ago when our neighbor ended up with extra tickets to a sky suite at the Oakland Colesium. We went with Tyler and the neighborhood boys to see the Yankees play the A’s. On the way back from getting cotton candy, a photo service vendor took a photo where […]

  • Now that’s a community!

    Check out this great video of a guy with autism who was invited to sing the national anthem at Fenway park. He gets a case of the nervous giggles halfway through and the crowd picks up and carries him the rest of the way. – via Marc Levin

  • Ballpark promotions gone horribly wrong

    As we slide into the World Series we remember Five Ballpark Promotion schemes that went wrong. Includes gems such as the Cleveland Indians 10-cent beer night Management forgot one small detail: drunk people get restless. More than 25,000 fans showed up for the event, most of them already tipsy at the gate. Among the more […]