I thought I was a baseball purist and pissed on idea of 1 game playoff, but now I want them to expand to more teams playing 1 game.
Olbermann – Baseball Historian Extraordinaire
I’ve said it before on Twitter, regardless of what you think of his political leanings or on air persona, Keith Olbermann is one of the most interesting baseball historians/fans I’ve read. Regularly during the baseball season Olbermann waxes on both current and past baseball events on his Baseball Nerd blog. I’m not sure I’ve read a better example than his latest This Just In…From 1984, showing a possibly never before seen page from a periodical of the time with images of a long lost championship game. The fact he can give players names and anecdotes for many of those involved lends to the grainy images from a bygone era. The juxtaposed image from the periodical with one of his own snapshots from the ‘09 World Series truly brings the past and present of baseball together brilliantly (despite it being the Yankees). I highly recommend subscribing to the blog if you are a true lover of baseball.
Anyone Up for some Fantasy Baseball?
I haven’t blogged about it before, but I’m a huge sports fan, baseball, football, and hockey, in no particular order, just depends on the season. I’m quite the homer, and have been a life long Buccaneers fan, as well as followed the Devil Rays since day one. It took a few years of the Lightning being in town, but I proudly say I was at their first playoff game in St. Petersburg, so I’ve been a fan for long enough not to be called a band wagon fan. I follow the sports in general as well, and since first going on line, have participated in one form or another of fantasy sports. For me, its a way of keeping up with the rest of the league, and gives you some one to root for when watching games other than the home team.
So, that said, I’m looking for other bloggers to play in a free online fantasy league via cbs.sportsline. Continue reading “Anyone Up for some Fantasy Baseball?”
Cuba and the Rest of the World
Nice read about Cuba, the stupidity of American sanctions, including the failure to allow them in the Baseball World Classic, and how the rest of the world, including many of our allies, are profiting and developing in Cuba.