Take me out to the Ball game
When I saw this picture on the Facebook Baseball Arts page the other day, it felt like the perfect image to share given the state of the world today. This poster was created by the U.S. War Production Board around 1942-43. Baseball was at its absolute height of popularity during this time. The metaphor used… Continue Reading →
Ok, I will freely admit that this blog post is late. Sometimes real life interferes and makes it impossible to find a bloc of time to sit down and properly put thoughts together. But now that I’ve found a few minutes, let’s go ahead and discuss the Jumbo Shrimp, shall we? What a week for… Continue Reading →
At the start of last week, I was hopeful that the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp would roll into Durham and come away with a couple of wins at most. Little did I think that they would take four of six from the Bulls and look really, really good in doing so. So yeah, roadtrippin’ has certainly… Continue Reading →
The 2022 baseball season is upon us. Each season, hope springs eternal as we go into the campaign just knowing that *this* season will be our season. It sure felt that way on Opening Night as the teams lined up, sang the anthem, and heard “Play Ball!” for the first time. Then the actual games… Continue Reading →
Not long now before the first pitch of the 2022 Major League Baseball season. So, here are our 100% Guaranteed Accurate* 2022 MLB Predictions: American League East Toronto Blue Jays New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles American League Central Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins Detroit Tigers Kansas City Royals Cleveland… Continue Reading →
It’s tough to overemphasize just how important Opening Day is to the many small & medium-sized cities that host Minor League Baseball. Years of tradition & civic pride all wrapped into one great celebration. I’ve been to many over the years. It’s just the best thing to see. Opening Night in Jacksonville proved that it… Continue Reading →
So…it’s been a few minutes since I last posted on this blog. Five and a half months – give or take a few days – to be exact. But here we are in 2022, a new year that feels eerily like 2021. And 2020. Don’t get me wrong, a lot has changed for the better…. Continue Reading →
Town ball in Minnesota is a summer tradition featuring over 300 teams playing in the small towns that populate the state. If you love baseball, you need to spend some time here. Today featured photo is of Cubs Field in the wonderful little town of Greenwald, Minnesota. It has a new grandstand and the team… Continue Reading →
What a week for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp! The second-place team in the division rolls into 121 Financial Ballpark and gets comprehensively thumped by the Shrimp who 5 of 6 from the Nashville Sounds in the River City. The wins included: a shutout, two walk-offs in a doubleheader, decent pitching, and timely hitting. Even the… Continue Reading →
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