Something Cool That Didn’t Exist Yet

Click here to read a terrific piece of writing from Classfare.com on the subject of my favorite brand of vintage sports apparel, Ebbets Field Flannels. Don’t miss it! The PCL and the negro leagues are a parallel universe of baseball history that most people don’t even know existed. I realized that we could tell that story and validate it through the authenticity of the garments. Those two leagues are the pillars that started this brand. And that’s still what we do.” – Jerry Cohen, co-founder and owner of Ebbets Field Flannels @EbbetsVintage was started by a man who simply wanted … Continue reading

From the Wayback Machine: RIP Ray Bradbury

On today, what would have been his 95th birthday, here is an anecdote from my own life that I posted when science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury passed away at the age of 91 on June 5, 2012. * I met Ray Bradbury when I was 12, maybe 13 years old, in Fresno, California. He had just given some lecture to some literary society and I had used my big puppydog eyes to full-effect to charm my way in to the event, though I didn’t have a ticket. It was after the event and he had been ushered off-stage (it was a … Continue reading

Congratulations to Giants Rookie Chris Heston

…for throwing a no-hitter in his thirteenth career start! I’ve rolled thousands of games on the tabletop, but still have never had a no-hitter. For those of you lucky enough to have experienced that ephemeral joy, who was the most unlikely pitcher to have thrown one for you? I’ve had Juan Marichal and Mike Mussina take no-hitters to the bottom of the ninth, and I’ve had lesser pitchers like Hal Smith of the 1934 Pirates and Jerome Williams of the 2005 Cubs take no-nos late into games, too. I have to admit, I really hope that when (if) it ever … Continue reading

Top 10 (Relatively) Inexpensive Father’s Day Gifts for the Tabletop – Sports Gamer

3D Stadium Puzzle: Wrigley Field– from Amazon.com $14.99 I was browsing a ridiculously over-priced snack shop in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport when I came across this 12″ x 12″ model Wrigley Field. It was the perfect souvenir. It only took about an hour to assemble (it’s not really a “puzzle” – all pieces are numbered and it comes with detailed instructions), and with its level of attention to detail, and quality of construction, this model was worth every penny of the $25 I paid for it. I’m rolling all my baseball games in it now. APBA Baseball Coffee Mug – From … Continue reading