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MORE REFLECTIONS ON WOERIOLES/HAIL BROOKLYN DODGERS HALL OF FAME

August 18, 2009

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Curt Motton, Gregg Zaun, Tommy Lasorda, Marty Adler

There’s an old saying in baseball, “You’re never as good as you look when you are winning and you are never as bad as you look when you are losing.” There’s a cruel variation on that adage I heard from Curt Motton, the valuable reserve outfielder on great Baltimore Oriole (more…)

DOG DAY REFLECTIONS

August 9, 2009

Tags: Mark Buehrle, David Ortiz, Buster Olney, Michael Weiner

DOG DAY REFLECTIONS
Double-digit days of August are upon us now and so summer is heading into its last weeks. The pretenders are being eliminated from the pennant races and only a handful of contenders remain. The Yankees are in command in the AL East after taking care of the Red Sox this weekend (more…)

REFLECTIONS ON SABR CONVENTION AND CONTINUED DECLINE OF WOERIOLES

August 3, 2009

Tags: Frank Howard, Rick Dempsey, George Michael, Dallas Green, Roland Hemond award, Baltimore Orioles

REFLECTIONS ON SABR 39 AND THE CONTINUING DECLINE OF MY WOERIOLES
I just returned from SABR’s 39th national convention (Society for American Baseball Research) at the JW Marriott Hotel near the White House in Washington, DC. Too many highlights to report in one blog entry but was pleased at the reaction to my talk (more…)

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