I LOVE BASEBALL! Spring Training is here. The grass is green, the players are running around in the sun and baseball is BACK! Sure, the world seems to be navigating towards NFL Football these days, but I still love the American Pastime. Why? MANY reasons – the history, the passion, the fantasy, the movies and the game itself! Have a listen to Modern Man Podcast … Continue reading Modern Man Podcast – Episode 9 – Why I Love Baseball
Hey gang! The internet is FULL of fun remembrances of our childhoods – every Friday, we’ll share our #FlashbackFridayFunday thoughts on something from the deep recesses of our memory. Today, with pitchers and catchers already reporting to Spring Training, we remember the Reggie Bar! There are few personalities in the history of baseball as big as Reggie Jackson. As a Yankees fan growing up in … Continue reading #FlashbackFriday Funday – Do You Remember The Reggie Bar?
“You learn something new every day.” Time for this week’s installment of things that I learned. Let’s get to sharing! The WWE Women’s Royal Rumble was outstanding! Last week, Steve and I talked about the guilty pleasure of watching professional wrestling. We were getting excited for the upcoming PPV – The Royal Rumble. This year was the first that the uber-talented women’s division would have … Continue reading What Did I Learn This Week? – #2 – February 4, 2018
This past weekend, Sunday was a dreary gray day. Of course we all slept in an extra hour after turning the clocks back. Oh wait. No we didn’t. We have kids. But we did have an extra hour to play before Church. After Church, my wife and I took the kids for some fun. We hit up one of their favorite playgrounds and then over … Continue reading Daylight Savings, Baseball Cards and the Kindness of Strangers
With Major League Baseball’s playoffs now in full swing, a lot of the MLB teams have gone home for the season. In the Independent Baseball Atlantic League, the Bridgeport Bluefish have gone home for good. Sunday, September 17, 2017. Somerset Patriots versus the Bridgeport Bluefish. The final game of the 2017 season. I’ve spent many an hour in the stands at the Ballpark at Harbor … Continue reading The Final Day of Independent Baseball’s Bridgeport Bluefish
One of my absolute favorite bits of baseball ephemera on YouTube is from a 1980 game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers in Baltimore. I cannot at all do it justice in my description of it. It’s got some four letter words, so don’t play it loud at work. We pick up the action in the top of the first inning with Haller … Continue reading The Different Worlds of Earl Weaver and MLB’s Instant Replay
Michael Kay, one of the current Yankees television announcers, started his career on the radio. One of his known flourishes was to describe the Yankee uniform. He talked about the interlocking NY, and the fact that there were no names on the uniform, “of course.” I liked it, as far radio routines go. His words were a reminder that the uniform was special, and not … Continue reading On Major League Baseball’s Players Weekend and How We Can’t Have Nice Things
The Mind of the Modern Man Podcast Episode Three Talking Fantasy Baseball In this episode, Mat and KP talk about the long-running fantasy baseball league they are in and how a Modern Man deals with the highs, lows and time needed to be competitive. Join the conversation in the comments below and let us know your thoughts on fantasy baseball, any cool rules you use … Continue reading Mind of the Modern Man Podcast – Episode 3 – Talking Fantasy Baseball