Monday, May 16th, 2022

Plate Discipline: Musings from a Sports Bar

On a recent business trip to Orlando, I found myself sitting in a sports bar watching the game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.  The TV sound was down which was pretty well moot since everybody’s conversation was wafting throughout the room (in particular, the kvetching of one Slappy the Boor, but I won’t go […]

Brian Kownacki: Baseball Acrobat

April 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

A couple weeks back, we posted a video of an amazing play by White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle scooping a ball with his glove and between his legs.   Now, we have another contender for play of the year.  Fordham sophomore Brian Kownacki pulled off an unbelievable move during a game with Iona College earlier this […]

Sidd Finch – 25 Years Later

April 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball Writing

One of the biggest media hoaxes in modern times was perpetrated on a baseball-starved country 25 years ago today. On April 1, 1985, Sports Illustrated printed a bio piece, written by George Plimpton, about an unknown phenom–Sidd Finch–who was trying out for the Mets and could throw a baseball 168 miles per hour, even though he wore only […]

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