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RIP BOBBY BRAGAN AND CURT MOTTON

January 28, 2010

Tags: Bobby Bragan, Curt Motton, Branch Rickey, Howard Cosell

I hope deaths don’t come in threes but since I’m superstitious in that way I hope penning a few words about the passing of two memorable baseball people on the same day last week will avert a dreaded trilogy. On Thursday January 21 Bobby Bragan passed away in Fort Worth, Texas, at the (more…)

STILL AGLOW FROM LA SCOUTS FOUNDATION DINNER

January 21, 2010

Tags: Scouts Foundation, Dennis Gilbert, Jerry Krause, Bob Feller and Cy Slapnicka, Robin Roberts and Chuck Ward, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Rory Markas

There is nothing like a hot stove league gathering to rekindle the baseball
spirit. My first visit to the 7th annual Baseball Scouts Foundation dinner in Los Angeles provided many memorable experiences. Good chats in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza lobby with notable scouts Gary Nickels, now with the Dodgers, and Jerry Krause, the sage of both basketball and baseball scouting.
“An old scout always gets better, never worse” was just one of Krause’s sage comments. (more…)

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“Lowenfish’s take is detailed and nuanced.... he doesn’t look for simple answers; despite his own abiding admiration, he never sugarcoats or presents Rickey in anything other than a three-dimensional light.”
–David Ulin, Los Angeles Times