Real Life “Casey at the Bat” Endings

While it may not be a literary work of art, there may be no more famous piece of baseball literature than “Casey at the Bat“.   Penned by Ernest Thayer in 1888, it has been the subject of numerous stage performances, songs, plays and movies.  But I got to wondering about the actual circumstances that unveiled … Read more

The 2011 “5-Vowel” Players

It all started innocently enough last Friday night.  Dan Wade of Rotographs tweeted: Hmm… Dustin Pedroia has all of the vowels in his name. I wonder how many other active major leaguers can claim that? #NotInThePlayIndex This was read by, amongst others, Amanda Rykoff of espnW.  Next thing you know, I’m reading this message in … Read more

The VORG Improves Upon the “12 Days of Christmas”

Here in New York, there is a radio station that started playing nothing but Christmas tunes 24×7 . . . before Thanksgiving!  Worse yet, my office building pipes this station in the hallways.  Ergo, I’ve been subjected to way too much “Rudolph”, “Jingle Bells”, etc. already, and we’re still over three weeks away from the … Read more