Tag Archives: Mike Piazza

Great Stadiums (10): Big Beautiful Shea Stadium

I (Evander) went wild first visiting the then-new home of the New York Mets (short for Metropolitans), something like 55 years ago. Ground was broken for “Flushing Meadow Park Municipal Stadium” on October 28, 1961. Shea was McLuhan-cool. It had … Continue reading

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Baby, You’re a Rich Man…and I Guess a Free One Now

Bulletin: The Department of Justice will not appeal a court ruling that clears Barry Bonds of obstruction in a probe over steroids. Such ends criminal prosecution of Major League Baseball’s career home-run leader. Thank goodness for this news on the … Continue reading

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News for the Delphic Oracle and the Baseball Writers

We might add another Yeats line to our title: Speech after long silence. There has not been much action in this lackluster Hot-stove League Season—unless you are a follower of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, signers of troubled superstar … Continue reading

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The Overhaul of Fame

Since I (Evander) am always babbling (even occasionally in a coherent manner) about this subject, Martin has egged me on to comment further on The National Baseball Hall of Fame selection process: how to ensure only the greatest players are … Continue reading

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Broken Bat

There once was a TV show called Broken Arrow, and I believe it was on the ABC network (when stuff like The Big Three Networks mattered to the Mad Men of the Nielsen ratings). Today, players and even fans need … Continue reading

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The Line-Up

In their most recent game against England in the World Cup, India’s top seven batsmen consisted of the following names: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, M. S. Dhoni, Yusuf Pathan, and Virat Kohli. For the baseball fans … Continue reading

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