I went to my first Major League baseball game in 1983, and a year hasn’t gone by since without me setting foot inside a stadium. That’s obviously not happening this year, but it doesn’t mean I’m letting this tire fire of a year go by without seeing real, live, professional baseball in some capacity – at least not once I… View Post
The Hall of Fame this year unveiled a new initiative called “Starting Nine,” essentially a scavenger hunt for fans of each team when they visit the museum this year. The staff at the Hall selected nine artifacts from each franchise and explained the history behind them, leaving the location of each one in the museum’s 60,000 square feet a mystery,… View Post
The seventh baseball game I ever attended should count twice. It began on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the Bronx and ended on Sunday evening. Yankees 5, Tigers 4, 18 innings played over the course of six hours and one minute. And it would’ve gone longer if not for Claudell Washington. I was there with my friend Matt for his… View Post
As something of a coda to my recent post about Tom Seaver‘s brief comeback with the Mets in 1987 — a comeback that ended when he announced his retirement on June 23 of that year — here is a brief report I wrote about Seaver in fifth grade. The assignment was an oral book report, with the only requirement that… View Post
For two weeks, there was hope that Tom Terrific would pitch his final season with the Mets.