Well, that depends. Because whether or not I am is relative to what metric you're using. In other words, compared to who, what, and when. AGAINST ALL ODDS is also an often used and popular trope in books and movies. Moreover, one of my favorites. Because I'm delusional? That sounds like a shrink question. Let's get into … Continue reading Against All Odds: I’m Rich
Is a coffee table book (9 x 12) written by Ron Smith (2001) of The Sporting News that chronicles, week by week, the home run chase to beat Babe Ruth's record of sixty. Set in 1927, Ruth's record is arguably the most famous record ever. Moreover, Ruth is probably the most well-known person in the … Continue reading 61*: Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and one magical summer
So now it begins in earnest: Fall Frenzy 2022, after all that nonsense during the COVID years. I'm excited - the New York Yankees are in their usual spot, positioned to make a run at a world championship. So is my brother's team, the LA Dodgers. However, the Dodgers weren't always from Los Angeles, California. … Continue reading Fall Frenzy 2022: Baseball
So my brother DM'd me: "Judge is pressing." I agreed. And so we have to factor that into Greatest Home Run Hitter Ever. Yes? Mr. October was/is Reggie Jackson. So where does that factor into the GOAT (greatest of all time) of home run hitters? Jackson only hit .300 once in his career. However he … Continue reading Pressure and Personality
is a great debate. It's between four New York Yankees: Babe Ruth in 1927: 60 Home runs; 164 Runs batted in; .356 Batting average; 158 runs scored. Mickey Mantle in 1956: 52 Home runs: 132 runs batted in; .352 Batting average; 132 Runs scored. Roger Maris in 1961: 61 Home runs; 142 Runs batted in; … Continue reading Greatest Home Run Hitter Ever
was a movie made in 1989. It was a huge hit and starred Kevin Costner. It was about baseball, fathers and sons, family, America, and dreams. Major League Baseball came up with the idea to play a real game at the movie set in Iowa. Sure, a gimmick promotion. Nevertheless, not a bad idea considering … Continue reading Field of Dreams
Baseball, more so than any other team game, is a skills game that relies on the skills of individuals apart from one's teammates, and yet is at the mercy of luck and contagion - which makes it impossible to predict (more so than other team games) which team will win. You place your bet and … Continue reading Baseball: impossible to predict, always to love.