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On The Edge of Contention Orioles Enter The Dog Days of August

July 30, 2012

Tags: Close 2012 pennant races, Baltimore Orioles, Buck Showalter, Eddie Murray

The 2012 major league baseball season is certainly exciting and unpredictable if not always artistically pleasing. Clearly the age of the raging steroid users is over with home run totals way down and the dominance of pitching once again coming to the fore.

The late great Hall of Fame manager SPARKY ANDERSON once pithily explained the essence of baseball: "Without pitching you're nothing." (more…)

BALLET AND BASEBALL AND OTHER MIDSUMMER TREATS

July 15, 2012

Tags: Brooklyn Ballet Company, Brooklyn Cyclones, New York Yankees, Eddie Arcaro, Baltimore Orioles

REFLECTIONS AT 70 & THE ALL-STAR GAME BREAK
It has been too long an absence from my blog entries for my website. So let me keep you update, dear readers, on what I have been up do since mid-April and the start of the baseball season.

I have been contributing almost weekly to the “Fresh Ink” section of the www.booktrib.com website. Just submitted a post that began with a plug for a very unusual and welcome minor league baseball promotion: “Baseball and Ballet” at the Brooklyn Cyclones home park on 1904 Surf Avenue in Coney Island on Monday night July 23 at 7p. (more…)

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