Tag Archives: Ryan Braun

Baseball Will Never Be the Same

Mark it for all time: August 5, 2013, a date which will live in North American sports infamy. Thirty-eight-year-old Alex Rodriguez has been suspended a whopping 211 games for allegedly using PED. But he is playing and earning his salary … Continue reading

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Predicting the 2013 Baseball Season

The 2013 baseball season, which opens on April Fools’ Day, promises to make a fool of all prognosticators. Nothing new in this. How could one imagine the Fall Classic when spring has barely sprung? To make things even a little … Continue reading

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The Melkman’s Matinee

In a bizarre but hardly surprising twist to his 50-game-suspension tale, the Daily News discloses that erstwhile National League superstar Melky Cabrera had helpers concocting the Internet posting that was meant to keep him out of Dante’s (or Bud Selig’s) … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Over the Hump Day in Queens

Today is 70 years and 366 days since Joe DiMaggio’s mind-bending 56-game hitting streak began: with a meager (though RBI) single against the Chicago White Sox. Right Off the Bat celebrated the seventieth anniversary with a podcast a year ago. … Continue reading

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Manny and Ryan

“Don’t do the crime / If you can’t do the time.” The catchphrase may have its beginnings with Robert Blake—who knows something about both, and with some changes sneaks into Bob Dylan’s “Heart of Mine.” More to the point, I … Continue reading

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Ryan Braun and FedEx

The man that finished a close second in the National League batting race in 2011 (ever-clever José Reyes of the New York Mets beat him out—by collecting a hit and benching himself on the last day of the season: Reyes … Continue reading

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Congratulations Ryan Braun and Justin Verlander

Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers and Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers won the MVP in their respective leagues. Braun beat out Matt Kemp (not to be confused with Shakespearean jig-dancer Will Kempe, who once Boogalooed all the way … Continue reading

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