Archive for the ‘by Gerry Garte’ Category

Stepping Back and Ahead

Posted: 31st December 2010 by Graham Womack in by Gerry Garte

The following article was written by Gerry Garte __________________ Two unexpected visitors met at the World Series last season. The Giants and Rangers made it an amazing year. Roy Halladay and Josh Hamilton were exceptional. The pitching was no-hit strong. It will be tough to match the excitement of the 2010 season. But add your […]

[Editor's note: As a different picture may indicate, we're trying something new around here. Starting today, regular contributors will have their own pictures. Today's post is by Gerry Garte, who has been contributing articles every other Friday for the past couple of months.] The following could be a story from the future. Major League Baseball approved a […]

A Card Collector’s Journey

Posted: 29th November 2010 by Gerry Garte in Baseball cards, by Gerry Garte

I’m pleased to present this guest post from Gerry Garte, a regular contributor here. _______________ Dwight Eisenhower was President when I first started collecting baseball cards. From year to year, I had the biggest stars of the day – Mantle, Mays, Berra, Banks, Aaron.  A small pack of Topps cards cost a nickel, gum included. […]

The Name Game

Posted: 19th November 2010 by Gerry Garte in by Gerry Garte

I’m pleased to present this guest post from Gerry Garte, who recently began contributing here. Today, Gerry writes about the many names for the Florida Marlins’ home park. As a bonus, in honor of Thanksgiving, Gerrys closes with a Baseball: Past and Present first: a poem. Long ago, sportswriters like Grantland Rice published books of […]

The Bullpen Two-Step

Posted: 31st October 2010 by Gerry Garte in by Gerry Garte

I’m pleased to present a bonus guest post from Gerry Garte, who recently volunteered to contribute here every other Friday. Gerry sent this post early because it references the World Series, which heads to Game 4 this evening. _________________ Manager Buck Showalter said it before Game 2 of the World Series: Bullpens do not belong […]

Hit By Batter and a Present Danger

Posted: 22nd October 2010 by Gerry Garte in by Gerry Garte

I’m pleased to present a guest post from Gerry Garte, who sent me the following piece on Thursday. I encourage anyone who’s interested in writing for this site to do likewise. _________________ Shattering bats are causing injuries and havoc on the baseball diamond. Some bats being produced today are splintering and separating long-ways. From time […]