Now showing @ Change Seven Magazine in honor of Opening Day: "The Tragedy of Being Born Right-Handed"
Now showing @ Change Seven Magazine: "The Tragedy of Being Born Right-Handed"
Call me a loser. Call me a dork; a bookworm; a numbers cruncher. Whatever. I like to collect baseball cards and I’m not ashamed to admit it. When I was a young lad playing games of D&D in Mom’s basement in Cherry Hill with the neighborhood allergy cases and exchange students, I somehow developed a […]
For a man whose career started as a 14-year-old breaker boy in the Pennsylvania coal mines--where he mucked through slag for 60 cents a day--Stan Coveleski sure came a long way. The Polish Prince was such a hard worker and endured so many hours underground he once said, “I got to thinking the sun only … Continue reading A Random Tribute to Stan Coveleski
cont'd from part 1/10 Orange Dust I’ll never forget how the sun blazed down on Dusty’s fair skin that day. Almost like the spotlight had finally found its mark on the stage. It was a Sunday. I remember because it was the day all the churchgoers—every man, woman and child still well enough to breathe—would … Continue reading Black Yarn: A Fictional Series (part 2/10)
BUCKNELL Let me start by saying I was mighty surprised when your kindly professor invited me here to the university to speak to all of you. I don’t get much chance, or much reason, to come up these parts too often. ‘Course, I only live a stretch up the road, just on the other side … Continue reading Black Yarn: A Fictional Series (part 1/10)
Dear Phaithful Readers, With the Philadelphia Phillies season lurching to a close and not much optimism in sight, I felt it necessary to funnel our dark moods in a more productive direction. I thought it might be best to provide you with an outlet from the constant grind of daily hot takes and fantasy … Continue reading COMING SOON!!! Black Yarn: A Fictional Series in 10 Parts
George Edward Waddell was a small town Pennsylvania farm boy when minor league scouts recognized his ability to throw lightning. Before long, he’d attracted a nickname (“the Rube”) and he was hurling fastballs in the minors. He found immediate success and, by 1902, was wearing a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform. In Pittsburgh, however, the Rube found … Continue reading A Random Tribute to Rube Waddell: A Real Piece of Work
Twenty-nine home runs in a 14-year career? Is that it? Well, no. Not by a long shot. If there was one thing Richie Ashburn didn’t do too much (hit a lot of homers), there were a million things he did quite often (steal bases relentlessly, hit for average, drive in runs, range-rove the outfield, … Continue reading A Random Tribute to Phillies Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn
Connie Mack said a lot of things during his career. Of course it’s easy to say a lot when your career as manager spans half a century. He once said, “Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams … Continue reading A Random Tribute to The Tall Tactician