xxchristinacxx: jesus—montero: still crying
The Rays won twice today. And, boy, did we need it. Congrats to David on being the first AL pitcher to reach 10 wins!
I’ll be heading to the beautiful city of Minneapolis on Tuesday for the SABR 42 convention (just in case you don’t know, SABR = Society for American Baseball Research). The wonderful people at SABR were crazy enough to give me (and a few other students) a scholarship. I’m doing my History Honors Thesis paper on African-Americans in 19th century baseball. I know it will be a...
He’s been able to rise to the occasion through his whole career. That says...– Derek Jeter on Chipper Jones. Don’t think dirty thoughts, don’t think dirty thoughts, don’t think dirty thoughts.
I don’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss anyways.– Davey Johnson on Joe Maddon. The gauntlet’s been thrown. (via oldtimefamilybaseball)
The Coolest Thing You'll Read Today: Italy's Blind...
oldtimefamilybaseball: There are a lot of things I take for granted every day, chief among them that I can see, allowing me to do important things like read Internet memes. But in Italy, there’s a baseball league for the blind: “Teams are formed of five blind or visually impaired blindfolded players, a sighted player and a sighted defensive assistant. The two sighted members serve as base...
lindseyelizabethk asked: FMK. CJ Wilson, David Price, Adam Wainwright
I’m taking a summer class—The Making of Modern America—and every Friday is “Baseball Friday.” Today we discussed a multitude of things: drawing the color line in the 1880s, early 1890s; monopolies; labor issues galore; and a bit of Derek Jeter & Chipper Jones. My professor said Derek Jeter by imitating Bob Sheppard. Personally, I feel that’s the only way...
I’m simultaneously loving and hating the AL East so far this season. Mostly loving. Obviously, I hate the fact that my team (Tampa) is not a billion games ahead of everyone. That security would be lovely, no? But that also would not be as exciting, stressful, or intriguing as it stands now. I’m enjoying seeing the Orioles return to the top after all these years. It parallels the...