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What Up, Dawg

Congratulations to Rickey Henderson on being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. My favorite memories of Henderson are his slide into home after hitting the homer that gave him the all-time runs scored record, the wedge shot down the right-field line that fell just fair for his 3000th hit, and of course, his tenure [...]

Writing the Book (8 Dec 08)

I hope everyone had an excellent Thanksgiving. I’m finally settling back into my routine and almost caught up on emails. If I still owe you a response, this is probably the week it happens. I got a ton of work done in Hawai’i, which is good because I’ve been stressing about the whole book thing. [...]

Me, the Highway, and Life

Okay, here’s the deal. I’m driving up to Oregon this week to visit family and catch a couple of minor-league games. I don’t know what my availability will be like while I’m off yonder, so posting will be real light this week. I will try to pop in every now and then with reports, pix, [...]

Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual Preliminary Outline

So this has been in the works for a while. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Also, if you’re interested in reviewing chapters, drop me a line and I’ll get you added to our super secret list. 2007 in Review — Brief examination of past season at big-league level: Roster construction (distribution of [...]

Cooperstown Road Trip Photos

Okay, I’ve finally posted all my photos from the road. Well, not all my photos, but 158 of them. Three quick notes: The photos at the induction ceremony kinda suck; I was at least a Canadian Football League field and three Dieter Brocks away from the stage. I got a little carried away with the [...]

Road Trip to Cooperstown: Raleigh to Scranton

The original plan called for Jeff to join me on my jaunt to Cooperstown, but circumstances beyond anyone’s control made that impossible, so instead I stuck around a little longer on Friday and we went to the State Farmer’s Market in Raleigh for an early lunch. Although this put me about 6 hours behind schedule, [...]

Friday Links (10 Aug 07)

Before we get too crazy here, I’d just like to call my own number and let you know that a recap of my trip to Cooperstown is up at Hardball Times. To the rest of the links: Hairston example of Towers’ acumen (San Diego Union-Tribune). I can’t help but think of Maxwell Smart: KT: Hi, [...]

Cooperstown Photos

Sorry for the poor quality on some of these. The place was absolutely insane and I had a difficult time getting good shots. Hopefully this at least gives you some idea… Congratulations, Tony, on your well-deserved induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame!

Road Trip to Cooperstown: Leaving San Diego

After much preparation, I’m finally ready to go. I’ve got enough supplies to live out of my car for the next 10 or so days. Clothes, books, CDs, food and water. The plan is to leave San Diego a few ticks before the crack o’ dawn and get to Albuquerque in time for the Isotopes’ [...]

Hall of Fame Plans?

With Tony Gwynn’s induction into the Hall of Fame less than a month away, now might be a good time to revisit plans to meet up at Cooperstown. Here’s what I’m doing; how about you?