Tag Archives: Tampa Bay Rays

Getting All Political, but Not What You May Think

For several dozen reasons, President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba on the first day of spring 2016 is historic. We at Right off the Bat have covered everything from baseball in Iran to (probably somewhere in this blog, certainly in … Continue reading

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In the Beginning

To affirm that hope springs eternal, as the thermometer dips to 2 degrees F, a New York City/Right off the Bat HQ record for any February 20, teams are assembling to begin Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues training. Yesterday and today! … Continue reading

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2014 Major League Predictions

In time-honored fashion, and this being the ROTB Project blog-number 499, here come my (Evander’s) guesses for the 2014 Major League Baseball season. (“Predictions” is such a silly word. Who could? Well, I! in this 2-year-old podcast.) American League East: … Continue reading

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Baseball (Cards) on Memorial Day

We have recently blogged on violence in cricket and baseball. In Right Off the Bat (page 47 ff.) Martin and I discuss the early 1930s-conceived strategy of “Bodyline,” whereby the batsman almost literally has to be on his toes. The … Continue reading

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Yankees and Tigers Take a Day Off

The New York City weather forecast is positive for tomorrow night as the Yankees and Tigers square off, winner-take-all….At this writing, congratulations go to Nolan Ryan and the Texas Rangers for once again crushing the Tampa Bay Rays. The wily … Continue reading

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Wild Finish to the 2011 Regular Season

The division races were sewn up long ago. Things didn’t seem too exciting. But then all hell broke loose in the American and National League Wild Card races. The Boston Red Sox finish the year 77-1 in games that they … Continue reading

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Triple Play Makes Nation’s Capital News

From CKGUY of Chicago-past: Last night I (Bill) was drifting off to sleep when Yankees announcer John Sterling said some words I’ve never heard before at a game or watching a game on television or listening to the radio. IT’S … Continue reading

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