Archive for the ‘Guest posts’ Category

Baseball in Minnesota: The Millers versus the Saints

Posted: 15th December 2010 by Joe Guzzardi in by Joe Guzzardi

I’m pleased to offer the latest article from regular contributor Joe Guzzardi, which offers a look at former minor league baseball club, the Minneapolis Millers. ______________ The 2010 Minnesota Twins came and went from the playoffs so quickly that I didn’t have an opportunity to fit in the blog I wanted to post about its […]

Still The Haves vs. The Have Nots In MLB

Posted: 12th December 2010 by Doug Bird in by Doug Bird

Here’s the latest article from Doug Bird, a Sunday contributor here. _________________ The unsuccessful teams get the high draft picks, stock the farm system, and if they have chosen wisely (and with a bit of luck) eventually improve. This happened with the Atlanta Braves in the 1990s, the Oakland A’s, and more recently, the Tampa […]

Why I’d Vote “No” on Bert Blyleven

Posted: 11th December 2010 by Joe Guzzardi in by Joe Guzzardi

Here’s the latest article from regular contributor Joe Guzzardi. One thing I like about Joe is that he is unafraid to take on unpopular ideas. We’re kind of kindred spirits in that regard. Here’s an idea that may have been accepted truth 10 years ago but places Joe in a distinct minority now. ________________ Bert […]

Tommy, Home Plate Is Over Here!

Posted: 8th December 2010 by Joe Guzzardi in by Joe Guzzardi

This post was written by Joe Guzzardi, who contributes articles here every Wednesday and Saturday. ________________ During the mid-1950s when the New York Yankees consistently fielded championship-caliber teams, Whitey Ford anchored the pitching staff. But each year, the Yankees would have a hurler pop out from obscurity, pitch effectively for one or two seasons, then […]

Here’s the latest guest post from Doug Bird, a regular Sunday contributor here. _________________ Many people are aware of my opinion of the job baseball commissioner Bud Selig has done during his tenure but for this article I will put aside those opinions and take an objective look at the proposal, discussing the pros and […]

Here is the latest guest post from Joe Guzzardi, a regular Wednesday and Saturday contributor. ______________ Several years after he retired, Mickey Mantle told reporters that his one baseball regret was he played too long. In his final 1968 season, Mantle hit .237. Had Mantle retired in 1967, when his .245 batting average made it […]

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. […]

Sometimes The Vote Is For Best Player, Sometimes Not

Posted: 28th November 2010 by Doug Bird in by Doug Bird

I’m pleased to present the latest guest post from Doug Bird, a Sunday contributor here. _______________ Traditionally, the winners of baseball’s major post season awards are those who have played on winning teams. The voting for best position player, (MVP) and best pitcher, (CY Young), has usually been heavily influenced by the success, or failure, […]

I’m pleased to present this guest post from Joe Guzzardi. I recently announced that I’m asking readers, other baseball writers, and anyone else interested to vote on the 50 best players not in the Hall of Fame. Today, Joe writes about one of the 300 players on the super ballot for this project. My SABR […]

I’m pleased to present the latest guest post from regular contributor Joe Guzzardi on Dick Groat who, like Dave DeBusschere, Danny Ainge, and a few other people listed below was a baseball player who also played basketball. Or was it the other way around? ____________ During last week’s pre-game analysis of the 2K Coaches vs. […]