Tag Archives: Colorado Rockies

Great Stadiums (6): Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium at 40

It is now the sixth-oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and will forever be one of the most graceful. I (Evander) have long had a rational fondness for Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. In recent times upgraded with all … Continue reading

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Great Stadiums (4): Dodger Stadium, the Taj Mahal

I (Evander) thought it only fitting, as the Los Angeles Dodgers run away with the 2013 N.L. West crown, to talk a little in this series about the Major League Baseball stadium that set the standard. Today the third-oldest big-league … Continue reading

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Predicting the 2013 Baseball Season

The 2013 baseball season, which opens on April Fools’ Day, promises to make a fool of all prognosticators. Nothing new in this. How could one imagine the Fall Classic when spring has barely sprung? To make things even a little … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Bob Uecker and the Brew Crew

The Milwaukee Brewers have not been to the postseason since 1982. 1982! Congratulations to Bernie Brewer, and, above all, long-suffering broadcasting great, former backstop of the St. Louis Cardinals, star of Mr. Belvedere, known simply as “Mr. Baseball” himself, Bob … Continue reading

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Juan Nicasio and the Dangers of Professional Baseball

This frightening photo from AP shows pitcher Juan Nicasio of the Colorado Rockies after he was beaned by accident versus the Washington Nationals. A line drive off a bat comes at the pitcher probably at 120 miles per hour. The … Continue reading

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Our Old Friend Jason Giambi

Jason Giambi (a player who probably ruined a great career with overuse of steroids), now with the Colorado Rockies, became the second-oldest ever to hit three home runs in a game. The oldest? Babe Ruth? Reggie Jackson? No! The oldest … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years of Interleague Play and I’m Still Not Sure

In 1997, I attended the first so-called Subway Series of the regular season between the Yankees and the Mets. It was at Yankee Stadium, and the Mets humiliated the Bronx Bombers by a score of 6-0. Pitcher Dave Mlicki handcuffed … Continue reading

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