My First Game of the Season

My friend Bruce couldn’t use his ticket to the A’s versus Tigers game at the Oakland Coliseum this past Saturday night, and gave it to me instead. The ride on BART was uneventful, and I even got a Bob Melvin Bobblehead on my way into the ballpark. After a Louisiana

Please! No Bullying!

I remember my first experience with bullying. It was in the 8th grade. There was a big kid in gym who would punch the smaller kids when the teacher wasn’t looking. I remember not liking it and wishing I could do something to make it stop, but back then there

Remembering Jim Northrup

Jim Northrup, one of the heroes of the 1968 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers and a versatile team mainstay for eleven seasons, died this year on June 8th. He was 71 years old. On The Way Up. A Michigan native, Jim Northrup was proficient in several sports. In addition to

What’s Wrong With This Card – Lou Brock

First, the card. This Lou Brock issue is among the sharpest 1971 Topps cards I’ve ever seen. Every collector I know has it in for baseball cards with black borders. Any nick, scrape, ding or crease is there for all to see, sabotaging the card’s appearance and value. Among the