Off-Season Projects Are Keeping Me Busy

I got a call over the weekend from a great teammate and friend asking me for a new blog post. I got to thinking and realized it’s somehow been six weeks since my last one. Whoa! That’s a long time between hellos! So what have I been up to? I’ve

Bryan Stow Holiday Season Reminder

As I sit down to update this blog post we are entering the 2012 Holiday season. In this time of giving and opening our hearts, I find myself thinking about injured baseball fan Bryan Stow, still traveling the long road of recovery after his March 31, 2011 Opening Night beating

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2012 Topps Heritage High-Number Set

This is the first year I can recall that Topps brought out a high-number (or update) set for its annual Heritage issue. The good news here is that Topps has listened to its customers and issued this long sought after prize. I was especially excited when I learned of its

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Yu Darvish

On a gorgeous early March afternoon of the first day of 2012 spring training games, I was in Surprise, Arizona, to witness the Texas Rangers tangle with the Kansas City Royals. What I most remember is the excitement caused by Rangers Rookie Yu Darvish, a Japanese import who came to the

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2012 Top American League Players

Baseball Blogger’s Alliance members vote for a variety of post-season awards. Its Stan Musial Award is given to the top player in each league. In this blog post I will discuss my American League choices. 1. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers. I don’t believe the Detroit Tigers would have won the A.L. Central Division

2012 Top National League Players

Baseball Blogger’s Alliance members vote for a variety of post-season awards. Its Stan Musial Award is given to the top player in each league. In this blog post I will discuss my National League choices. 1. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants. Buster Posey is a lock for the National League’s Most Valuable

2012 Pitchers of the Year

Baseball Blogger’s Alliance members vote for a variety of post-season awards. These are my choices for the Walter Johnson Award, given to the top pitchers in each league. National League: 1. R.A. Dickey deserves to win the National League’s Cy Young Award in what promises to be a very close

2012 Rookies of the Year

Baseball Blogger’s Alliance members vote for a variety of post-season awards. These are my choices for the Willie Mays Award, given to the top rookie in each league. 

2012 Managers of the Year

Baseball Blogger’s Alliance members vote for a variety of post-season awards. These are my choices for the Connie Mack Award, given to the top Manager in each league.

A.L. Comeback Player of the Year – Adam Dunn

After a disappointing 2011 season, Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn came roaring back to life in 2012. Some thought this would never happen, claiming his sub-par 2011 effort was an indication that Dunn was finished. Others believed the anemic numbers he posted during that campaign, which included a  .159 batting

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