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INTER-LEAGUE PLAY RETURNS

May 26, 2011

Tags: Cubs/Red Sox at Fenway, NY Subway Series, Carlos Pena

[this post originally appeared at booktrib.com] Inter-league play returned to baseball this past weekend with the most attention given to the first meeting of the Red Sox and Chicago Cubs since the 1918 World Series. In that one the Bosox led by pitcher Babe Ruth won in six games, keeping alive the Chicagoans’s victory drought in the fall classic that (more…)

POSADA'S MID-MAY MADNESS + A BRAD BERGESEN REVIVAL?

May 20, 2011

Tags: Jorge Posada, Schedule for 2012, Brad Bergesen

POSADA’S MID-MAY MADNESS + A BRAD BERGESEN REVIVAL?
[this post originally appeared on booktrib.com]

Suzyn Waldman, utterly wasted these past few years as the sidekick to self-absorbed John Sterling in the Yankee radio booth, once made the keen observation that to play baseball in NYC is to understand that you play 162 one-game seasons. (more…)

MORE THRILLING BASEBALL + A HIT FOR BILL WHITE'S UPPITY

May 4, 2011

Tags: Orioles, Cleveland's Cabreras, Sam Fuld, Brent Lillibridge, Robinson Cano, Bill White's book "Uppity"

I returned home from a Sunday afternoon May Day outdoor poetry recital – New York is SUCH a great place to enjoy all the arts as well as the great sport of baseball! – and flipped on my trusty MLB Extra Innings Package. The first three games I tuned into were all tied in the late (more…)

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