Category Archives: Out of Left Field

All-time Sports Illustrated baseball preview issue cover apperances

NOTE: Originally posted on April 1, 2010, this analysis is now updated yearly to show the latest accurate numbers. I haven’t come across a study like this, but it doesn’t mean it’s not out there. Though it would be a bit of a downer if I found out I did all this research for nothing.

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A devil of a ballplayer

So we’re sitting in a bar in Jersey City last week, enjoying the selection of New Jersey craft beers and gazing occasionally at one of the two TVs in the space. They’re not showing any college football, however. Instead, it’s Cary Grant in black and white. Soon, the movie ends and the TCM logo appears

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Casey at the mound

I don’t know if anyone has researched the origin of the television marathon, but the first time I became aware of such a thing was probably the holiday bingeathon of The Twilight Zone. If I remember correctly, it was WPIX in New York that would fill a day’s programming — New Year’s Day, maybe 4th

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Baseball on the wall in ‘Seinfeld’

Channel flipping the other day brought me to “Seinfeld” on TBS — never a bad thing. I quickly recognized it as “The Maestro,” when Elaine dates an orchestra conductor. But what caught my eye was the first of the scenes that take place at Frank Costanza’s pool table, where the wall is adorned with some

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‘Gilmore Girls” Luke Danes was once traded for Bob Watson

My wife is a big fan of “Gilmore Girls,” and when the show was on the air during its original run, it rivaled “The West Wing” for the fastest dialogue on television. It also featured actor Scott Patterson, a former pitcher in the Braves and Yankees systems (plus a spring training with the Rangers and

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