Topps Now

Last season Topps started a new service that has caught on with a small segment of the collecting community. Significant on-field player accomplishments are captured on a baseball card that is available on line at the Topps website for twenty-four hours only. Topps then prints the exact number ordered for


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

N.L. Comeback Player of the Year – Barry Zito

That’s right. I said Barry Zito, and I meant it. I know I’m going against the grain on this one, because many fans consider Giants All-Star catcher Buster Posey a lock for this award, especially in San Francisco. I see their point. At the age of 24, with a Rookie

Raya + 18th Avenue Park

I was out front pulling weeds from the sidewalk in front of the house (yep, you read that right) the other day when I saw that my charming neighbor Robbie was watching her friendly, young daughters, Raya and Rebecca, riding their bicycles on the sidewalk nearby. The girls and I started

Progress Report # 2

In late March I invited a group of friends to voice their opinions on a series of predictions pertaining to the San Francisco Giants 2011season. This took the form of responding to a series of statements with one of three opinions, “under,” “the same” or “over.” On August 6th, I