Reliving History: Barry Bonds Number 756

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Reliving History: Barry Bonds Number 756 The Plaque At Oracle Park there is a plaque that is hung on a brick facade in the right-center field bleachers. The six-foot-tall plaque is the shape of a badge that one would typically find on a police officer. Written on it is the last name of arguably that […] READ MORE


A San Francisco Giants Swan Song

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A San Francisco Giants Swan Song Swan Song Thomas Carlyle Thomas Carlyle was a British man of many faces. One of his public visages was that of a satirical writer. He wrote a great many things and among them was a philosophical novel called Sartor Resartus. The novel was first published as a serial in […] READ MORE


A Midsummer Classic Recision

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A Midsummer Classic Recision A Screenplay Scene 1 INTERIOR (INT.) SOMEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA–2020–DAYTIME A writer sits at his desk drinking coffee and furiously typing away at his computer. We focus on his computer screen… THE 2020 BASEBALL SEASON SAW MANY FIRSTS AND ONE OF THOSE WAS THE LACK OF A MIDSUMMER CLASSIC. THAT’S RIGHT, 2020 […] READ MORE


Babe Ruth: The Santa Claus of Baseball

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It all started with a poem written in 1822. An Episcopal minister by the name of Clement Clarke Moore wrote a poem for his three daughters called “An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas”. The poem that Moore wrote is also known as “Twas The Night Before Christmas”. The “right jolly old elf” that […] READ MORE


The Nine Branches of the Baseball Menorah

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The Nine Branches of the Baseball Menorah The Hanukkah Menorah Hanukkah is here and the Menorah or the Hanukkiah has been dusted off and put in a place of importance. On each of the eight nights of Hanukkah a new candle is lit by the ninth candle, the Shamash. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of […] READ MORE


John “the Jackrabbit” Dillinger and the Chicago Cubs

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The Setup and a Bloody End July 21, 1934 Anna Sage was a madam at a brothel in Gary, Indiana. She was in danger of being deported because of the nature of her profession. Sage needed a way to stay in the U.S. and she had just the ticket: John Dillinger. The infamous bank robber […] READ MORE



The Worst Has Happened Again: Baseball Season Is Over

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The Worst Has Happened Again: Baseball Season Is Over Snow at 4 Jersey St. The leaves have started to turn, a chill is in the air, and there is snow at Fenway. While the pictures of the grand old park cloaked in white are beautiful, they also evoke a deep sadness. The baseball season is […] READ MORE


 It’s Time For A New MVP Handle

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 It’s Time For A New MVP Handle Kenesaw Mountain Landis What’s In A Name We’ll start with the name: Kenesaw Mountain Landis. It is quite a name. Where did it come from? The Civil War, of course. Kenesaw’s father was wounded at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain. And when his son was born in 1866, […] READ MORE


The Haunted Hotel Pfister

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The Pfister Hotel 1.2 billion years ago two tectonic plates ripped apart, creating a mid-continent rift, which formed what we know today as Lake Michigan. 1,199,999,873 billion years later the Pfister Hotel opened in Milwaukee, Wisconsin three blocks from Lake Michigan. The hotel was the brainchild of Guido Pfister and his son, Charles. Guido passed […] READ MORE