Tag Archives: San Diego Padres

Streaking

Like the proverbial first-small-step of the longest journey, record-MLB streaks begin innocently enough. Each captures the imagination of the public in different ways. Usually, the most dramatic streaks occur over the course of a season. A few, equally impressive, are … Continue reading

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Never Ask Why You’ve Been Fired Because if You Do, They’re Liable to Tell You

Broadcasting legend and American-war hero Jerry Coleman has died after a fall. He was eighty-nine. I (Evander) had the good fortune to meet Coleman two years ago. My feeling then was that he was the most sturdy, strongest man his … 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 Unhappy Recap, Part 1

Former Baseball Hall of Fame librarian and researcher Russell Wolinsky is our guest blogger for a special three-part series on “The Dark Years: The Demise of the New York Mets—June 15, 1977, to June 15, 1983.” Please welcome Russell, and … Continue reading

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Vin Scully Returns

Broadcasting great Vin Scully is scheduled to cover his first game of the Los Angeles Dodgers season today, Tax Day, April 15. Scully missed Opening Day with the team for only the second time in sixty-three years. At eighty-four, Scully’s … Continue reading

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Unhappy Meals

I (Evander) earlier reported on what may have been the worst call of the season. The San Diego Padres scored a 1-0 win against the Seattle Mariners when home-plate umpire Phil Cuzzi lost count of the count, and batter Cameron … Continue reading

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You Can’t Count on Anything

Something new always happens in baseball. I (Evander) don’t know if this is a first, but I cannot remember it happening. (I do remember this oddity: One of former lifetime home-run champion Hank Aaron’s round-trippers [cricket fans: baseballspeak for “home … Continue reading

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