Page rendered in 0.3946 seconds
48 querie(s) executed
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The setting, though a short drive from the cathedral painted in a series by Claude Monet, might as well have been a high school field in small-town America. There were no turnstiles; no admission fee. The spectators arrived for the long day with canned sodas, sandwiches (saumon et crudités, or salmon and raw vegetables) and cold chicken hauled in coolers.
These who showed up to watch were largely players’ friends and relatives. Kim Mezger, an engineer visiting from Albany, was there to watch her brother, Chris, a pitcher for Rouen. “I tell people my brother is pitching in France,” she said. “And they always say the same thing: ‘There’s baseball in France?’ ”
The Huskies, who have dominated the top French division for most of a decade, winning 9 of the last 10 league titles, including this year’s, play in a virtual vacuum in France, where soccer is ubiquitous.
Just because the excerpt mentions soccer, don’t start talking about it.
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
Newsblog: 45 Ruth Pics from Library of Congress
(20 - 4:52am, May 23)
Newsblog: Keri: the History of the Eephus
(20 - 4:29am, May 23)
Last: vortex of dissipation
Newsblog: OT: Monthly NBA Thread - May 2015
(1918 - 4:22am, May 23)
Newsblog: Red Sox have quite a stockpile of talent in Greenville - Sports - The Boston Globe
(36 - 4:17am, May 23)
Last: Moses Taylor studied spirit biking in Giberia
Newsblog: Why Children Are Abandoning Baseball - WSJ
(48 - 3:45am, May 23)
Newsblog: Dodgers suspend Erisbel Arruebarrena for remainder of 2015 season
(7 - 3:40am, May 23)
Last: if nature called, ladodger34 would listen
Newsblog: OMNICHATTER 5-22-15
(97 - 2:10am, May 23)
Last: Spahn Insane, D0ngwr@ngler
Newsblog: AT&T Ad Showing First Woman In Major League Baseball Draws Strong Reactions
(248 - 1:52am, May 23)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk
Newsblog: Remembering How Mike Trout's Road to the Red Sox Was Detoured
(14 - 1:13am, May 23)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)
Newsblog: Is Bryce Harper D.C.’s most popular active athlete?
(57 - 12:22am, May 23)
Last: Hank G.
Newsblog: Holding Separate Elections For Player and Non-Player Candidates Would Greatly Improve the Hall of Fame's Era Ballot Vote Process
(14 - 12:21am, May 23)
Newsblog: BBTF 2015 Shooty Memorial Softball Meet-up!
(240 - 12:02am, May 23)
Last: Howie Menckel
Newsblog: OT: Soccer March 2015
(1040 - 11:44pm, May 22)
Last: Textbook Editor
Newsblog: After Harper's ejection, Span lifts Nats past Yankees 3-2
(68 - 11:14pm, May 22)
Newsblog: OTP - May 2015: Jeb Bush would like to watch baseball with Teddy Roosevelt and Pitbull
(3691 - 11:11pm, May 22)
Last: Howie Menckel