Going to Disneyland
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Posted by Paul on April 29, 2012 | Short Link

My family and I are leaving for the airport in about 20 minutes. We’re going to spend the week at Disneyland. My daughters are 3 1/2 and 4 11/12. I’m sure this trip is going to be great, but I am stressed out about it. We don’t have the money to be doing this. How […]

2001 MLB Playoffs – Division Series Results
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Posted by Paul on April 26, 2012 | Short Link

This replay has not worked out much like the real-life 2001 playoffs did, but that is a part of what makes it exciting. The Moneyball philosophy that the playoffs are “a crap shoot” may or may not be true, but Strat-o-Matic is a dice game and though the results over time will always end up […]

“Sports Phone” New York Dream Series, 1981
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Posted by Paul on April 25, 2012 | Short Link

They market the games as “the ultimate in realism,” and, I do admit, the verisimilitude of my Strat-o-Matic replays can cause blurred lines of reality and fantasy for me sometimes. I’ll never forget the classic 1-0 duel between Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale in the first ever game of my first PUB League season. Or […]

Baseball, Cape Cod – by Lysander Kemp
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Posted by Paul on April 24, 2012 | Short Link

Can anyone tell me anything about this poem or about this poet? Lysander Kemp (b. 1920 – ) was a translator in the mid-20th century, known mostly for his work translating Octavio Paz and Ruben Dario. I know that he was released from the US Army in 1942 and that he then attended Harvard, where […]

Vin Sequitors
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Posted by Paul on April 23, 2012 | Short Link

“It’s a shame you don’t remember Sydney Greenstreet, he would have been the perfect Fat Man.” – Vin Scully, after telling the story of Livan Hernandez’s dramatic defection from Cuba. – The following is a transcript of Vin Scully’s call of Andre Ethier’s at bat in the bottom of the 5th tonight (Vin was calling […]

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