Of course it is! Anyone who has ever been to a religious service is aware that the level of pious intensity occasionally abates; intensity must be relieved. All religious services therefore include what look (and sometimes feel) like intermissions. Muslims, for example, are instructed about the when and where of the breaks in the sequence […]
Category Archive for 'The American Game'
Thank God, baseball season is finally here! .@AstroTerry is photographing all @MLB cities from space w/ #ISSPlayBall. Details: http://t.co/dEBQnsX79y #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/2t0KWlupTh — NASA (@NASA) April 6, 2015
Daniel Norris has a 92 MPH fastball and the best strikeout ratio in the minors. Oh, and he lives in a van: THE FUTURE of the Toronto Blue Jays wakes up in a 1978 Volkswagen camper behind the dumpsters at a Wal-Mart and wonders if he has anything to eat. He rummages through a half-empty […]
It’s a start, I suppose. I love the game, but it has not escaped my attention how few kids watch baseball anymore, and the marathon games have a lot to do with it. If we want a future for the sport, they have to speed things up! They could always start enforcing Rule 8.04, which […]
I knew this would happen: NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has eliminated its requirement that Cuban players obtain a license from the U.S. government before they are eligible to sign with big league teams. The decision could speed the negotiating process for Yoan Moncada, a well-regarded 19-year-old infielder who left Cuba last year […]
Ernie Banks, 83. “Hey Ernie, let’s play two!”
Wow, look at all the press following her around! And of course she threw a perfect strike:
See, this is why I was okay with JRW beating the Taney Dragons.
Chicago won! #JRW's "National treasures" on A1 of Sunday's @chicagotribune. Very cool: pic.twitter.com/kZRFhaZVzn — Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) August 24, 2014
If we had to lose to any other team, I’m glad it’s Jackie Robinson West. And here’s hoping the other city team kicks Vegas butt, now that I know their wingnut coach told them they were playing “for American freedoms.” It was a great game, and Taney almost pulled it out. But they didn’t. (Sports […]