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. It was McLuhan-cool. It had escalators. It had parking. It had exterior-aluminum ’60s-colored Go-Go panels suspended by cables … 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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