Tag: Baseball History

Sidebars of History: Let’s Play Three!

 

Reds slugger Edd Roush who finished the 1920 season with .339 BA (3rd in the NL)

Baseball’s expanded playoff system asks a lot from fans. This Friday will feature a quadruple-header of games and will require more commitment than some marriages demand. Which brings us to a baseball anniversary story. On this date, October 2, 1920, Major League Baseball played it’s first, and last, single admission triple header.

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I write a weekly book review for the Daily News of Galveston County. (It is not the biggest daily newspaper in Texas, but it is the oldest.) My review normally appears Wednesdays. When it appears, I post the review here on the following Sunday. Book Review ‘The Presidents and the Pastime’ perfect summer read By MARK LARDAS […]

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It’s Why You Watch

 

When there’s 162 baseball games a year, why do you watch every one of them? When your team has lost 192 games in the last two years, why do you watch every single game the next season? When your wife isn’t a fan, why do you sit and watch the game with the dog?

Because you never know when someone will do something you or any other living soul has never seen before.

This story begins 22 years ago in southern Ohio. A young boy named Ryan gets in the car and refuses to put on his seatbelt. Mom takes him to a nearby police station. Scared that he’s going to be arrested, when an officer asks him his name he blurts out the name of his favorite Muppet Baby. And he never wants to be called Ryan again just in case the cops are looking for him.