February 20th marks a seminal moment in television history. As the best baseball themed episode, and easy top 20 all- time episode*, of the Simpsons debuted tonight twenty-five years ago. There is no better tribute than watching the episode again either through SimpsonsWorld or your DVD collection (what you don’t have Continue reading The Real Mr. Burns Softball Team 25th Anniversary Roster Update
On this long President’s Day weekend, in the midst of Black History Month, we once again find that February is broken. While the Chicago Cubs were rained out of their full outdoor activities down in Mesa (seriously, Arizona, get it together…but hey, cacti and desert animals need rain, too!), it Continue reading Those Days When You Just Can’t “Stick To Sports”
File this one under: Adorable. The South Bend Cubs recently unveiled a new program called the Silver Sluggers Program. Geared towards older adults, the baby Cubs organization buy into the research that social interaction can help seniors with their mental health as well as their physical health. Russell Andrews. Dedicated Continue reading South Bend Cubs: How cute is this?
As you know, MLB has rewritten some of the baserunning rules that govern slides into second base (although they could have just enforced the existing rule, pay attention to the wording of Rule 7.08b) in an effort to protect vulnerable middle infielders. In response, the Cubs coaches have emphasized fundamentals Continue reading Slide Rules
(UPDATE 4/21/16: I wrote this in February, but this has become more relevant with recent Heyward BFIB story from the New York Daily News and subsequent stories from the Cardinals Double Birds Blog & NBC’s Hardball Talk) The Best Fans in Baseball (BFIB). It’s a term that will light up the Continue reading META: How the BFIB Caused Me an Existential Crisis.
One thing I’ve always been a proponent of is making baseball more attractive and accessible to everyone. Whenever I announce baseball tryouts or conditioning drills at morning assembly, I always drop in a line about how baseball players are less likely to have their brains turned into chowder. It riles Continue reading Choose Baseball
We’ve grown quite a bit since we started on Facebook and set up this blog site. It might be cool if our followers would get some swag and rep World Series Dreaming. Here’s how you can get our stuff! We have a link to our store via the blog page. Continue reading If you want some World Series Dreaming swag…
I’m going to preface this with one simple thing…my beef with Dan Dakich didn’t start out with a personal dislike for the guy. I don’t know him. Heck, as a college basketball analyst, Dakich is in the top two or three at ESPN. He does a ton of Wisconsin games. Continue reading Don’t Mind Us. We’re Only Bloggers.
Just before I awoke this fine Sunday morning (actually, it’s rather gloomy out), I had a very random and vivid dream about…I can’t even begin to interpret it. My brain works in mysterious ways as I do 6-degrees-of-Kevin Bacon type connections so maybe it stemmed from that mechanism. Maybe it’s Continue reading Random dream sequence with Stephen Piscotty
The Chicago Cubs outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates today. It was a pretty funny game, because I was expecting it to be over by the time school let out with the Cubs being up so much late in the game. But while I was grading papers, the game went to extras, Continue reading Kerry Wood’s Charity Home Run Derby