that’s how to do it

I’m not a fan of people running onto the filed during an MLB game. As a Cubs fan, I tire of the drunken foolish stereotype blanketed across Cub-dom. However, there’s a fella in Houston who’s antics are actually quite impressive. He jumped the center field wall, climbed a pillar up to the grassy hitter’s eye, …

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nice fog photo

My brother posted a nice iPhone photo of Chicago’s Wrigley Building in the fog. My favorite part of the photo is the 20 pixels on the left side of the photo (as shown above).

great baseball magazine design

Recently I came across the “Who’s Who in Baseball” annual publication for the first time. I love the distinctive and bold red & black cover with b/w photo and simple graphics. This design treatment has largely remained unchanged for decades. Do a search on ebay for “Who’s Who in Baseball” to get a nice sampling …

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40 home run club

Here’s a full list of all instances where a MLB player has hit 40 home runs in a season. rank-name-total-year-bats-age1 Barry Bonds 73 2001 L 362 Mark McGwire 70 1998 R 343 Sammy Sosa 66 1998 R 294 Mark McGwire 65 1999 R 355 Sammy Sosa 64 2001 R 326 Sammy Sosa 63 1999 R …

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snapdragon curveball

“He has a nasty snapdragon of a curveball.”-Cubs announcer, Bob Brenly, on Padres closer, Heath Bell a snapdragon curveball. I like that.

best-looking baseball card

1966 Topps Billy Williams #580 is one of the best-looking baseball cards I have ever seen. It features a quintessential baseball waist-up after-swing pose. The 27-year old Billy Williams is wearing the elegantly classic Cubs Away uniform grays of the 1960s. The simple and iconic vintage Cubs emblem is fully featured on the sleeve. The …

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