Tagged: Baseball

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Tony Gwynn, the Ultimate Warrior, and Father’s Day

Tony Gwynn passed away this Monday, after a long battle with cancer. He was only 54. That’s younger than my dad. That’s hard for me to process. Tony Gwynn was such a giant of my childhood. As much as any other ballplayer, his career spanned my youth; he won his first batting title when I was three, his last when I was sixteen. He...

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Thoughts without WiFi

It isn’t often I find myself without WiFi. If the WiFi goes out at home, I still have the PS3 to distract me/allow me to create content for the site through FIFA 14. I also generally have some sort of chore I could do. Neither is true roaming the streets of Washington, DC. It was 10:15 when I started this article, and as I...

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Kevin Frandsen: a Jack of all “Trades”

  Earlier this year, in what was undoubtedly an arduous decision making process, Kevin Frandsen decided to decline an assignment to the minors from the Phillies. Though risky, this move didn’t waste time paying him back; he signed with the Washington Nationals the day after electing to be a free agent. So what can the Nationals expect from their recent acquisition? Arguably, Frandsen’s chameleon-like...

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Sports Law: Equipment

This is not legal advice and I am not licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction. Should you need legal advice, contact an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Topics This Week: Consumer law: Hockey equipment and product recalls Golf and Ban on Anchor Putters Product Liability for Injuries “Caused” by Baseball Bats Obviously product liability and the law go hand-in-hand, but what...

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“Pitchers and catchers are reporting today,” says every baseball fan ever on Twitter. But, alas, spring training has begun. The almost national holiday of baseball fans is here and spring is in the air. At least, in Arizona and California maybe.  It gives the upper east coast some hope that spring is on its way while they continue to shovel themselves out of the...

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Happy Birthday Jackie Robinson!

Thanks to Google for letting me know that today would have been Jackie Robinson’s 94th birthday. I suppose it’s a fitting bookend for Black History Month in February. Considering Robinson was deservedly a first ballot hall-of-famer, his career, in baseball terms, was not particularly long. This is because he played professional gridiron for a short period and then served in the military during in...

Prediction #9: Angels win World Series 0

Prediction #9: Angels win World Series

I promise I am not a SoCal fanboy. I’ve never lived west of the Mississippi! Baseball is not one of the sports I cover closely. I barely follow the team I like to claim as my own, the Cincinnati Reds. That said, I don’t think this prediction is nearly as out of left-field, or um, well, as my LA Lakers prediction. What’s funny about...

EPL, FA Cup, etc wind down.  MLB, MLS, etc get started. The Circle of Life. 1

EPL, FA Cup, etc wind down. MLB, MLS, etc get started. The Circle of Life.

Just quickly, NCAA Frozen Four final was yesterday.  The hometown Badgers got annihilated by Boston College. Also, what was the deal with the ESPN spring football coverage?  Are you really hurting that much for content.  Here’s an idea, PUT THE MADRID BARCELONA GAME ON! It’s not a matter of rights, because ESPN had English coverage of the game on ESPN3.  BTW, I can’t tell...

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