Tag Archives: Major League Baseball

Twilight of the Roids

The baseball world has moved on. Unless unforeseen circumstances (e.g., a rainout; another club hoping to catch lightning in a bottle in 2018, or by some arrangement even in 2017) prevail, Alex Rodriguez will not play major-league ball after August … Continue reading

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2020 Foresight

Baseball and softball return to the Summer Olympics in 2020. From the standpoint of the Right off the Bat Project, irony of ironies, these sports had been voted out of the 2012 London Olympics. In our book, Martin and I … Continue reading

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Getting All Political, but Not What You May Think

For several dozen reasons, President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba on the first day of spring 2016 is historic. We at Right off the Bat have covered everything from baseball in Iran to (probably somewhere in this blog, certainly in … Continue reading

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Ed Reulbach: Pioneering Jewish Baseball Star*

In the history of MLB, only one pitcher has thrown shutouts in both ends of a doubleheader. (For cricket fans and the many baseball fans too young to remember or know, the regularly scheduled doubleheader means two games in one … Continue reading

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My Second Love Affair: Baseball

Last night, I (Parth) watched my first baseball game from start to finish. It was the ALCS game six between, and if I may use the term, “my” Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals. I knew the basic … Continue reading

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Not Cricket: “Bat Form”

Front-office personnel of the venerable St. Louis Cardinals franchise have plenty of explaining to do as the FBI investigates their hacking of the Houston Astros’s databases. Besides the Times, Reuters has now weighed in to let the rest of the … Continue reading

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Hold the Peanuts and Cracker Jack

Back in the day (1955-83) there was a DC Comics series called the Brave and the Bold, which sometimes featured “Strange Sports Stories.” Pictured left is the invisible-cosmic baseball team. But what if a game were played before invisible fans? … Continue reading

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