Tag Archives: Most Valuable Player Award

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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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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Pascual Mania

Remembering back to the earlyish days of cable TV—ca. 1982, 1983, and 1984, before my (Evander’s) neck of the woods was wired for Pay TV and the Betamax was big news—I still can see lucky New Yorkers in tight Manhattan … Continue reading

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Good-bye Jorge Posada

Yankees catcher of seventeen seasons, Jorge Posada, hung up his professional-baseball shoes yesterday, a month after Christmas Eve. I (Evander) had mixed feelings about him. I admired his strength in dealing with his son’s cranial development and the boy’s many … Continue reading

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It Just Got Wilder

As announced earlier, the Houston Astros, the team that entered the National League along with the New York Mets in 1962, will slide over to the American League right after the club’s fiftieth-anniversary celebration as an N.L. team. Two Wild … Continue reading

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