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DVD Review: Go Snoopy Go!

The world series might be over, but there’s no reason you can’t get ready for Spring Training now with this latest Peanuts release, Go Snoopy Go!. »»

DVD Review: Team Snoopy

Team Snoopy is World Series worthy. »»

Dusty Baker: Did Reds’ Manager Punch Ticket to Cooperstown with 1,500th Win?

For a long time, I never really thought of Dusty Baker as a Hall of Fame manager—or, for that matter, as having any Hall of Fame argument at all. Really, he never quite had the feel of a Hall of Fame skipper. Just as during his playing days when »»

Recent Baseball Deaths—Part III

Here’s the final installment, for now, of my Recent Baseball Deaths series, chronicling those Major League Baseball passings that have occurred within the past couple months. See here for Part I and here for Part II. Jesse Jefferson – Died Sep »»

Psych – Episode 6-5 Review – Dead Man's Curve Ball

The hitting coach of the local minor league baseball team suddenly dies with drugs in his system. The team's manager (Danny Glover) believes it to be foul play and brings aboard Shawn and Gus to go undercover in order to investigate. While this ep »»

MLB News: Recent Baseball Deaths – Part II

Here’s the rundown of some more recently reported baseball deaths, ordered by date of death. »»

MLB News: Recent Baseball Deaths – Part I

Since I last wrote about deaths in baseball way back in May, quite a few notable players have passed on – including former All-Stars and even a Hall of Famer. Here’s the rundown of some recently reported passings, ordered by date of death. Ran »»

MLB News: 31-Year-Old Amaury Sanit Makes Major League Debut

It always tickles my tailbone whenever an “old” career minor leaguer makes his major league debut. These grizzled veterans are the epitome of dedication, never giving up long after many of their younger, fresh-faced counterparts have been selecte »»

MLB News: Recent baseball passings

Here’s a rundown of some recent baseball deaths. Jose Ortiz – Died January 20, aged 63 Though he died in late January, Jose Ortiz’s death was not reported until mid-March. An outfielder, he played in the majors from 1969 to 1971 and perfo »»

Looking back: A review of some pre-2010 milestone predictions

From time to time I like to go back into the archives and read some of the older posts I have written. Most of the time I wind up criticizing myself, realizing two years after the fact that I could have written this better, or been more succinct with »»

The Fading of 1990s Baseball: An Update

Last June, I wrote an article detailing the end of an era—that is, 1990s baseball. Fewer and fewer players from that decade remain as the years slowly creep forward. When I wrote the article, there were, by my estimate, 130 1990s players still a »»

2012 Baseball Hall of Fame Election: Looking Ahead

With the beginning of the 2011 baseball season right around the corner, there is no better time than now to analyze the upcoming Hall of Fame election which is just eight short months away. »»

MLB News: Recent Baseball Passings

Multiple notable baseball figures have passed away lately, including former All-Stars, well-known managers and the oldest living former baseball player. Francisco de la Rosa – Died January 6, age 45 Pitcher Francisco de la Rosa appeared in tw »»

Ballplayers With The Same Name As The Team They Played On

I was reading about a former Milwaukee Brewers prospect named Brent Brewer when I thought to myself, a Brewer with the Brewers—what other ballplayers have shared the name of the team they played for? And so, this list was born. The following are bi »»

MLB News: New York Yankees Pitcher Andy Pettitte Retires

Pitcher Andy Pettitte has decided to retire after 16 major league seasons. He cited familial responsibilities as the reason for his decision. Pettitte became a free-agent following the 2010 season after going 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA for the New York »»

The OTHER Cy Young: Same-Named Ballplayers throughout Big League History

Cy Young, Babe Ruth, even Randy Johnson—all players that were so great, and so unique in their greatness that there can be only one. Right? Well, not quite. Whether it is a minor leaguer named Gehrig or that other Earl Averill, there have been d »»

Manly Baseball Players—With Not-So Manly Names

Sports, including baseball, are thought of as manly endeavors, reserved for the big and the buff, the strongest of the strong and those in peak physical condition. Therefore, to be a top sportsman, logic dictates that one must be big and strong—tha »»

MLB News: 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Election Results: Alomar, Blyleven Elected; Larkin, Morris Close

Another year of Hall of Fame voting and excitement is in the books, and so begins another round of review, second-guessing and ridicule about who was elected—and who was not. With 90.0 percent of the vote, Roberto Alomar was selected to the Hall »»

MLB News: Recent Baseball Passings

Since my last posting, there have been 11 more baseball player deaths reported. George Binks – Died November 13, age 96 At the time of his death, George Binks was the oldest living former St. Louis Browns player—he played for the now-defunc »»

Baseball Hall of Fame Voting, 2011: My Predictions

Baseball Hall of Fame Voting, 2011: My Predictions I love the day the new baseball Hall of Famers are announced each January. In fact, outside of Christmas, Halloween, Easter, New Year’s Day, my birthday, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Da »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #124 – Ashes 3, Australia Strikes Back!

Ashes the third has come and gone and I start with the year end list things. It's another view! »»

MLB 11 The Show Release Date Announced, New Trailer & Baseball Dual Shock 3 Revealed

Today is a big day for any baseball fan! First, MLB The Show 11 will be hitting stores on March 8th on all Sony platforms (PS3, PS2 & PSP). Along with it comes with a 30-day trail for MLB.tv on PSN. Secondly, Twins catcher Joe Mauer will return as »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #123 – Brief and to the point… plus AFI Awards

Some sport, some Oprah and a lot of Australian Film Institute. Come in and enjoy the view! »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #122 – We didn’t get the World Cup issue.

Australia didn't get the soccer world cup and lost the second Ashes test to England. It's been an indifferent week down under... Come and read the rants and a 10 thoughts! »»

Recent baseball passings

I apologize for not writing entries on baseball player passings lately. In these past few weeks, there have been quite a few reported—so, I’ll detail them all here. Valmy Thomas – Died October 16, age 81 Catcher Valmy Thomas played in fiv »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #121 – The Ashes Are Here!

It's cricket time again! Featuring a ten thoughts on the first Ashes test, some opinions and too many scores. Plus bonus favourite cricketers! »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #120 – Drafty

Drafting, ashing, sporting, resulting. It’s the latest view, with a brief overview of Ashes beginnings! »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #119 – Arias and not as much dog sex

Australia's music awards. Sport results (lots of them). And not as much dog sex as last week. It's an average view! »»

The San Francisco Giants win the World Series

As you have probably heard, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, the first ever for the team from San Fran. They won it because of excellent pitching, timely hitting—and because the Texas Rangers’ offense did not show up. I had predi »»

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