I read Over the Edge by Jay Johnstone and Rick Talley as a child who was definitely too young to be reading it. My parents, I think, had no idea that it was as adult a book as it was when they got it for me, and I will be forever grateful for their lack […]Read More I Would Vote Jay Johnstone into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
For a brief time in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, the long pants known as Cooperalls ruled the hockey world. Well, not really, but looking back through the rosy lenses of nostalgia (which I love, of course), they were pretty damn cool. They were even sported by a young Brett Hull when he played […]Read More Cooperalls, CCM ProPacs, and (Finally!) the Cooperall Cup
On this date in baseball history, May 15, 1989, the Toronto Blue Jays fired their manager, Jimy “One M” Williams, replacing him with hitting coach Cito Gaston. You might recall that the 1989 Toronto Blue Jays were 12-24 at the time of Williams’ firing. That didn’t put them in last place, because the Detroit Tigers […]Read More Ol’ Jimy One M and the 1989 Toronto Blue Jays
Today, Josh Donaldson was named the American League Most Valuable Player, making him the first Toronto Blue Jay to win the award since George Bell in 1987. I decided to share a few quick facts about each of these great players, to help give us all a better understanding of two of the most significant […]Read More George Bell, Josh Donaldson, MVP’s, and Purple Butts
Cards like this beauty of Mike Krushelnyski bring me back to a simpler time. A time when we knew which photos were altered and which ones weren’t. Things are a lot more complicated, photo-wise, now. Just go on the Internet and look for anything, you’ll understand. In 1988, there was no Photoshop, and I think the […]Read More Mike Krushelnyski, Cartoon Airbrushing, and a Simpler Time
There’s a lot of talk today about the class of 2015 being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame tonight. And sure, it’s a great group. Among NHL stars Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Chris Pronger, there is US National Team star Angela Ruggiero as well as builders Peter Karmanos and Bill Hay. […]Read More Knocking Hockey Hall of Famers Down a Peg or Two
With Game 5 of the World Series going tonight at Citi “I Wish They Still Called It Shea Stadium” Field, I thought I’d talk about the Mets a little. And in this case, someone that a lot of people forget was a Met for a while. Joe Torre, who looks wildly uncomfortable here on 1981 Fleer […]Read More Joe Torre, Playoff Droughts, and Being Uncomfortable on Photo Day