Thursday, February 28, 2013

MUST SEE VIDEO: An Actual Baseball Highlight!

Courtesy of Wednesday's NC State/NM State game.  Check out Brett Williams in CF:

What do you think?  Was that better than the

Februrary is ending...

Soon, ski season will be gone and baseball season will be the only thing happening.

Here's hoping that will be an improvement for Rockies fans . . .

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The DH rule at its finest...

Guess what Rangers' DH Lance Berkman forgot to bring to spring training:

Hall of Fame secondbaseman

Monday, February 25, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Add this to my bobblehead wish list:

If you don't think that Astro deserves his own bobble, you're wrong.

Just take a look at his mad skills:

Friday, February 22, 2013

Baseball Dream Theater VII

While watching a Rockies game just after the season has started, I write a blog post that is heavily critical of the Rox, saying that they will never have success with the four man/piggyback rotation, which they have apparently implemented again. 

An inning or two after my post goes up

Do you like the canigetthecombonumberone?

Frieri the former Friar does:

At least it's better than the

Thursday, February 21, 2013

This snowy scene is NOT Colorado Springs...

It is Boiling Springs, North Carolina, of course.

That was the exciting part of a

A perfect debut...

Not long after being traded to the Rockies, LHP P. Magirk III received this good news:

Then, in his first big league start, a batter hit a grounder that deflected off Fatty's leg.  But he kept his cool, scooped up the ball and fired it to first.  Next, this happened:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Gluten Free = BSOHL

Introducing the Blake Street Bullies!

Remember everybody, the key to hitting on the road is hitting at home:

No matter how good the Rox' bats are, if they don't

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy President's Day, baseball fans!

What would President's Day be without some racing presidents?

Well, without any baseball games being played, they had to take to the ice:

Friday, February 15, 2013

2013 American Discovery Trail Race: Team World Vision

Jesus said "whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4:14)

When Jesus said this, he was speaking about the salvation he freely offers.  While this spiritual water is available to all who come to him in faith, it is a sad reality that clean drinking water is not available to all.

I am running a half marathon with Team World Vision to help change lives in Africa.  Please help provide clean drinking water to those in need as I train for this race!

0 percent of goal achieved.



Make a gift!

Here's to a long weekend...



This Moneyball thing is really taking off...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Phil Coke is a hopeless romantic...

Who knew that facial hair is the key to relationship conflict resolution?

Others, though, aren't so lucky on days like today.  Others, like John Axford here:

A Perfect Card for Today

Nothing says Valentine's Day like . . . Orbit?

How romantic . . .

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A tough break...

I guess all those dominating performances were too good to be true.

A Breakfast of Champions

Someone special made homemade gluten free donut holes!

Book Review: Calico Joe

"Baseball is sunshine, green grass, fathers and sons, our rural past."
--Albert Theodore Powers

For many, our national pastime is what brings together fathers and sons, if not entire families.  But what about when the opposite is true?  What about the instances where baseball is what drives a father and son apart?

For some, baseball builds up heroes and creates glamorous, extravagant lifestyles.  But what about when the opposite is true?  What about the instances where baseball tragically cripples and ruins a young life?

When such tragedies occur, what can one man do?

Those questions lie at the heart of John Grisham's touching 2012 book Calico Joe.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Brave New World

Look which "Prima-donna" is first to arrive at camp.  One-handed tee drills on Feb. 11?

Um... look out NL East!

Samson's long hair gave him strength...

Time will tell if Tim Lincecum's new cut will ruin his 2013 season.

I don't know about you, but I'm not that impressed with

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A late lunch...

Your eyes do not deceive you.  That indeed is a from-scratch, gluten free, steak green pepper three cheese and black olive pizza!

Pitchers and Catchers report TODAY!

Spring Training is upon us!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Breakroom banter

Reggy: What are you cooking there?

Me: Dino Buddies.

Reggy: uhm...

Me: Don't worry,

What is it with #Rays pitchers and their dogs?

Last month, OSITF ran a feature about Astro the French Bulldog (and his owner David Price).

Not to be outdone, here is Rays RHP Alex Cobb training with his dog Axel at the Trop:

I wonder if

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Here is reggae artist Matisyahu performing "Jerusalem" during his acoustic live set in Bloomington, IL on February 5, 2013:

If you listen closely, you can hear

I imagine Watson as more of a Twins fan...

But never the Mets!

If you want to know

Monday, February 4, 2013

Football season is over! Bring on baseball!

I can't think of a better way to celebrate than ripping open a new pack of baseball cards!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bored today? Try this fun recipe!

Everybody loves broccoli cheddar soup!

Here's Tony LaRussa talking about Jim Harbaugh

I'm impressed by the fact that Tony can talk for four and a half minutes without saying anything.

Who am I rooting for in TEH BIG GAME™©®?  I'll give you a hint, it isn't this team: