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Monday, January 30, 2017

Rollie Hemsley: The Long Journey to Sobriety

The story of the talented and troubled Rollie Hemsley, a journeyman catcher who drank himself off four big league clubs—and may have helped tens of thousands of people help themselves.

gehrig97 Posted: January 30, 2017 at 10:57 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: alcoholism, cleveland indians, rogers hornsby

Monday, November 07, 2016

OTP 2016 November 7: How baseball bridged the political divide

A World Series game seven for the ages offered some rare relief from the most bitter presidential election in recent memory.
The Chicago Cubs, in carrying off their first title since 1908 when Theodore Roosevelt was president, finally proved that no curse is forever and offered a few moments of hope fulfilled and optimism — two qualities badly lacking from this grimmest of presidential races.

 


Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Posnanski - Give That Man His Roses

There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever what Buck O’Neil would say. Buck dealt with every indignity. He was denied a chance to play or manage in the Major Leagues because of the color of his skin. He knew Doby, played against him, managed against him, worked with him in various roles. He, better than any of us, understands.

And I say with 100% certainty that this is what he would say:

Bring Eddie Robinson to Cleveland. Honor him. Honor the 1948 Cleveland team. Honor history.

Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: November 01, 2016 at 12:31 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: cleveland indians, world series

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sullivan - Corey Kluber’s Outing Reflected the Times

I don’t think anyone would’ve hit Corey Kluber on Tuesday. Good pitchers look their best when they constantly execute, and Kluber seemed to make fewer mistakes than normal. He was on top of his game, in other words, so the Cubs shouldn’t get too down on themselves. But in another year, perhaps the inside edge wouldn’t have been so forgiving. Those have always been rule-book strikes. Only more recently have they become more common actual strikes. Corey Kluber just pitched a game of the times. And so he was able to have the time of his life.

Baldrick Posted: October 27, 2016 at 06:33 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, cleveland indians, corey kluber, world series

 

 

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