Baseball Cards

A new record was set over the weekend for the most money ever blown on a small rectangular bit of cardboard. Someone actually coughed up $6.6M for a T206 Honus Wagner card. Actually, I love baseball cards. I got into collecting them as a child. I thought it was neat having pictures of my favorite…… Continue reading Baseball Cards

Gilbert Tosses 8th (10th) No-Hitter of the Season

Tyler Gilbert’s first major league start ever was tonight. His father was there. He took the hill for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the San Diego Padres. 9 innings later he had completed a no-hitter, becoming only the fourth pitcher to make his debut that way. Almost a Maddox as well, he used 102 pitches to…… Continue reading Gilbert Tosses 8th (10th) No-Hitter of the Season

Field of Dreams Game

Tonight MLB put on a game in Dyersville, Iowa between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees. A stadium for 8,000 was built on the property where the Field of Dreams movie was filmed, adjacent to the field built by Ray Kinsiella for the ghosts of his father and the Black Sox.…… Continue reading Field of Dreams Game

A’s Laureano Suspended 80 Games

A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano tested positive for nandrolone, an anabolic steroid, and has been suspended for 80 games accordingly. It also means he is ineligible for the playoffs. Remember, under baseball’s joint drug agreement, a first offense gets 80 games, a second a full year, and indefinitely/permanently for the third. For his part, Laureano has…… Continue reading A’s Laureano Suspended 80 Games