Ben’s Baseball Alphabet: Angler

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Do you remember when you were young and your grandpappy used to take you down to the lake? He would wake you early in the morning before the sun rose. You would eat a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs and slug down a glass of orange juice. He filled up his thermos with scalding […] READ MORE



The Pine Tar Incident: Sticky World of Pine Tar

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We’ve all seen the video of an irate George Brett of the Kansas City Royals charging out of the dugout and confronting umpire Tim McClelland (and if you haven’t it’s worth a YouTube search). Brett had just hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees. Yankees manager, the […] READ MORE


George Brett and His Well-Oiled Comb

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County Stadium, Milwaukee, April 25, 1981 Let’s hop in the way-back machine and visit a simpler time when George Brett was playing third base. The Milwaukee Brewers were still in the American League. MTV was playing around the clock music videos. Pacman-mania was sweeping the country. And George Brett used his glove for a comb. […] READ MORE