ASG Will Now Be at Coors Field

Denver has been chosen to replace Atlanta as the host of the year’s All Star Game and assorted festivities. That means the home run derby will also be at Coors Field. Use last year’s balls and ditch the humidifier for the evening, and I might just watch.

Thanks, Twins, For Baddoo-ing Us A Solid!

Last December, the Tigers picked up Akil Baddoo, a lefty outfielder, from the Twinkies in the Rule 5 Draft. Detroit had like 20 unserviceable outfielders, so why not tuck a little sumpin’ sumpin’ extra under the tree for Christmas? Baddoo debuted Sunday. On the very first pitch he saw in the majors, he hit a…… Continue reading Thanks, Twins, For Baddoo-ing Us A Solid!

How About That?

When I was a kid, I looked forward to watching “This Week in Baseball” every week, hosted by the late, great Mel Allen. As an Army brat in Germany, that and NBC’s Game of the Week were the only baseball viewing I got on Armed Forces Television. I loved Allen’s “How about that?” line when…… Continue reading How About That?

Opening Day 2021

It’s Opening Day. It’s a new season. It’s baseball. All 30 teams are going to be in action. Everything is as it should be. Except… there are not one but two proverbial Swords of Damocles hanging over this season. The first is the coronavirus pandemic that is still not over even though hoards of people…… Continue reading Opening Day 2021

Marlins Park to Be Renamed

The Marlins have sold naming rights to their stadium. It will be officially known as LoanDepot Park. That seems somehow…appropriate. It is as if the former Mets owners, the Wilpons, had named Citi Field “Ponzi Park.” Has a ring to it, doesn’t it?