Random Hockey Throwback Leads to History Lesson

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Sometimes the simplest little thing can lead you down a deep, deep rabbit hole. That’s what happened to me a few weeks ago when one of my Twitter followers, @drryanbohannon, let me know that the Carolina Thunderbirds, who play in the Federal Hockey League and are based . . . → Read More: Random Hockey Throwback Leads to History Lesson

Spitting Image: Michigan Team Gets Cherry-Centric Design

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The area around Traverse City, Mich., is known as the Cherry Capital of America (the local airport is even called Cherry Capital Airport), which explains yesterday’s announcement that the town’s new baseball team, slated to play in the college summer/wood-bat Northwoods League, will be called the Traverse City Pit . . . → Read More: Spitting Image: Michigan Team Gets Cherry-Centric Design

The End of Miller Time

News broke yesterday that the name of the Brewers’ stadium, which for the past two decades has been an ad for a brewery, will soon become an ad for an insurance company. The change will become effective at the end of 2020.

This news led dozens of people to contact me via social media . . . → Read More: The End of Miller Time

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

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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