From Connie Mack to Mr. Oriole: A Conversation with Dick Armstrong

Photo courtesy of Dick Armstrong; click to enlarge

The photo shown above was taken during spring training in March of 1950. The gentleman on the right is Philadelphia A’s owner/manager Connie Mack, who was then 87 years old and was preparing to manage his 50th season — and, as it . . . → Read More: From Connie Mack to Mr. Oriole: A Conversation with Dick Armstrong

A Look At Some Quirky Baseball Stadia

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It’s been a while since I collaborated with my buddy Ron Bolton (seen here with me at a Mets game this past summer), who you guys probably know more famously for his twitter handle, @OTBaseballPhoto. Our most recent undertaking occurred over the summer, when . . . → Read More: A Look At Some Quirky Baseball Stadia

Silver in St. Louis: Unseen (by me) Blues Prototype Emerges

You probably know about the gonzo trumpet-themed uniforms that the Blues were going to wear until GM/coach Mike Keenan supposedly nixed them (although that story may be apocryphal). You might also be familiar with the original prototype jerseys that were worn by Blues execs Lynn Patrick and Sid Salomon III when the team’s NHL . . . → Read More: Silver in St. Louis: Unseen (by me) Blues Prototype Emerges

Library Research Yields Bumper Crop of Early Bucs Info

Way back in June of 2016, I did a blog post about Bucco Bruce’s name. Reader Matt Sammon responded a few weeks later by sending me some really interesting Bucs info — which then got buried in my in-box, where I kind of forgot about it. Two and a half years later, I’m finally . . . → Read More: Library Research Yields Bumper Crop of Early Bucs Info