For decades the All-Star Game was positioned as above the regular season. Now, it exists to underline it.
A fond farewell to a good doggo, a better companion than even MLB; it’s about time they add a non-baseball talent and skills portion to the All-Star Game festivities; the baseball conversation we all have from time to time
The Best Thing in Baseball This Week returns with a focus on the events surrounding the All-Star Game.
It was the top of the second when Chick Hafey blooped a middle-in pitch into shallow center, but it was the AL that actually sent one across the plate a few minutes later. Wally Berger and Dick Bartell rounded out the middle of the lineup but it just wasn’t enough: for despite exciting the thousands…
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The Portable Dictionary of Baseball Idioms-Turned-Americanisms (Part 2) Baseball has always positioned itself as the All-American pastime, tying itself to our nature’s culture. But even I (writer, baseball enthusiast, nerd) hadn’t realized how much baseball has shaped American English. Part 1 of this list appears here. And a few more follow: Home Run In baseball:…
Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.
If you’re gonna talk about a Bugs Bunny changeup, you’d best bring Bugs Bunny gifs.
Imagining an All-Star game that was For The Win, not for the special interest groups (and fans).
Which we’re not supposed to do.