Tag Archives: Dave Winfield

Reflecting on Derek Jeter

With Derek Jeter’s pre-Valentine’s Day bombshell, that he will not be returning to Major League Baseball after 2014, please permit me (Evander) to reflect a few moments on aspects of his remarkable career. I have come to realize that Jeter … Continue reading

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Never Ask Why You’ve Been Fired Because if You Do, They’re Liable to Tell You

Broadcasting legend and American-war hero Jerry Coleman has died after a fall. He was eighty-nine. I (Evander) had the good fortune to meet Coleman two years ago. My feeling then was that he was the most sturdy, strongest man his … Continue reading

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Smoky Joe Wood, Mort Cooper, Dick Wakefield, and Other Random Notes on Players at the Winter Solstice

As 2013 comes to a finish and activity at ROTB HQ reaches a fevered pitch (poor pun intended), I (Evander) would like “to close” (not Mariano-style) the year with Random Notes on fine, even great, baseball players who are by … Continue reading

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Nogoodnik Howie Spira Speaks

A name from the dim past of the 1980s has resurfaced. Selected by the late George Steinbrenner to dig up dirt on his high-paid star, Dave Winfield, Spira now bares all in an interview with New York radio station WINS. … Continue reading

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More on the National Baseball Hall of Fame Selections

Dave Parker belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame as much as Jim Rice does. But Parker has never received more than 24 percent of the vote, and is no longer eligible. He and Rice had Most Valuable Player seasons … Continue reading

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