Tag Archives: Jerry Coleman

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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Always Wanted to Do This

I (Evander) always fantasized broadcasting a major-league baseball game—or at least one inning. But either at the stadium or in front of the boob tube with the sound turned off, I have found the task requires enormous skill. Time was … Continue reading

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Oldtimers’ Day 2013

Following the whole media-and-financial brouhaha between Brian Cashman and Alex Rodriguez, it has taken me (Evander) a few extra days to digest all the doings of the New York Yankees sixty-seventh Oldtimers’ Day. Unofficially, this treasured event has its origins … Continue reading

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Great Stadiums (cont’d)

Dharamshala this ain’t. (That blog was posted not only on Shakespeare’s birth and death day, it was posted on the 90th anniversary of the opening of Yankee Stadium.) But the original Yankee Stadium was (James Hilton’s) Shangri-La to baseball-crazed fans … Continue reading

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Baseball Nostalgia

If ever there were a sport to indulge a sense of nostalgia, baseball is it. (Cricket fans: I, Evander, can hear you: What about us? It’s the same impulse of course.) I happen to have a seat bottom from the … Continue reading

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Collecta-Bull

Maybe you are like me. (Accusative? Like I? Nah.) Every year, gotta have it. Went out and bought Sporting News Baseball 2011, which for decades was known as Street and Smith’s Baseball Yearbook, along with Who’s Who in Baseball 2011. My Who’s Who’s go … Continue reading

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