The World Series begins tonight, with the Astros making their third Series appearance in five years. Their uniforms haven’t changed during that time, but something else has — they’re now being skippered by Dusty Baker, one of the most aesthetically interesting managers in the game. Here are some of the things that set him apart […]
Now then: About two weeks ago, the Tugboat Captain and I were watching a Mets/Marlins game from Miami. At some point during the game, Marlins catcher Sandy León went out to the mound to chat with his pitcher, as […]
Most of you have probably heard of sports auction houses like Grey Flannel, MeiGray, Steiner Sports, and a bunch of others. Those companies specialize in sports memorabilia, and their auction listings tend to get a lot of play in sports media outlets, including Uni […]
Reader JaceSon P. Barrus recently brought to my attention a discussion that took place in the Dodgers broadcast booth on July 6 between play-by-play man Joe Davis and color analyst Orel Hershiser (shown above during his final MLB season, 2000). Here’s the transcript:
Joe Davis: Did you ever deal with tipping [your pitches]?