There is a lot of 1992 to discuss here. I’ll start with the moustache. Thick and rich, getting in the way of food and drink… that’s what a real man’s moustache is supposed to look like. I’m told that he looks “like a vacuum cleaner.” I had to have that one explained to me, but […]Read More Doug Jones: Closer, All-Star, Moustache.
I know what you’re thinking, and no, this picture was not taken at a truck stop in the movie Smokey and the Bandit and photoshopped onto this baseball card. This is actually what Gorman Thomas looked like near the end of his Major League Baseball career. Outside of Mike Schmidt, who you might have heard […]Read More Stormin’ Gorman Thomas and Truck Stops
In exciting news, pitchers and catchers reported for the Toronto Blue Jays today, February 22… along with the Minnesota Twins, they were the last team to report to Spring Training. Which means the injuries to their pitching staff will take place just slightly later than all the other teams. That counts as win number one, […]Read More Pete Vuckovich, Moustaches, and Underrated Franchise Legends
Lanny McDonald played 142 games in one full season and parts of two others for the Colorado Rockies, scoring 66 goals and 75 assists for 141 points. However, for most people, it’s an easy part of his career to forget, stuck between some tumultuous years in Toronto with Harold Ballard and Punch Imlach, and eight […]Read More Lanny McDonald, Bad Helmets, and Colorado
So you’ve probably heard of Greg Maddux. Pretty good baseball player who played for the Cubs, Braves, Dodgers and Padres. He ended up with 355 career wins, four Cy Young Awards, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. He pitched 198 innings over thirteen appearances in the postseason – now, he spent most […]Read More Greg Maddux, Intimidation and Moustaches
So, the Toronto Blue Jays have signed a Canadian catcher to a five year contract worth about eleventy billion dollars. His name is Russell Martin and he does not usually have a moustache. He is pretty good at baseball, but I think they signed him because they thought it would be easier to just sign […]Read More Russell Martin, Ernie Whitt’s Moustache, and Canadianness
So, the Kansas City Royals are currently in the World Series. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t see that coming in 2014… and wouldn’t you know it, they’re fairly likeable. Hard to really hate a team like the one they’ve got. Somehow, they’ve turned the also reasonably likeable Giants into the hated Yankees. […]Read More Bill Buckner, the Kansas City Royals and Black Holes