“Stormin’” Norman Marsh 1953 – 2014
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Posted by Paul on August 30, 2014 | Short Link

In September, 2004 I read an article in the Honolulu Advertiser about the Oahu Adult Baseball League, that featured a team called the Oahu Ravens. At the time, I’d been living on Oahu for almost a year and hadn’t made any real friends and didn’t feel particularly connected to a community yet. Though I hadn’t […]

Don Drysdale and “The Good Face”
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Posted by Paul on August 25, 2014 | Short Link

Contrary to popular opinion, the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis is not about how Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s prefer to take walks rather than put the ball in play. The book is about market inefficiency, and how small-market teams must compete by getting the most production out of their ballplayers for the least […]

Jackie Robinson’s First (Integrated) Pro Game
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Posted by Paul on June 27, 2014 | Short Link

[from MiLB.com] April 18, 1946 The term “clutch” is often ascribed to professional athletes who raise the level of their performance at the most crucial, pressure-packed moments in order to positively sway the outcome of a competition, series or season. But rarely, if ever, has a player in any sport come through with a clutch […]

Eddie Vedder and Johnny Ramone Strat-O-Matic UPDATE
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Posted by Paul on June 20, 2014 | Short Link

When I first published the photo below online, there was some skepticism as to whether that was really Eddie Vedder and/or Johnny Ramone. There can no longer be any doubt: “…They put him (Vedder) in the room next to me (Ramone)with connecting doors. We’d sit there and play the Strat-O-Matic baseball game all day long…” […]

RIP Tony Gwynn
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Posted by Paul on June 16, 2014 | Short Link

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