The Bats Fall Silent: Baseball In Harrisburg, April 26

I was in Harrisburg today for the Senators game against the Reading Fightin’ Phils, the AA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. I knew I would be missing Anthony Rendon as today was a day off from his rehab assignment, but I knew that I would likely see Brian Goodwin, a center field prospect working hisContinue reading “The Bats Fall Silent: Baseball In Harrisburg, April 26”

The 2015 York Revolution Fan Fest

I was quoted in today’s York Sunday News. Yesterday I attended the York Revolution Fan Fest, an exhibition game and concert put on annually before the start of the season for the local independent league baseball team. I attended the 2013 Fan Fest, but not last year’s, and since yesterday was forecast to be aContinue reading “The 2015 York Revolution Fan Fest”

Baseball on the Radio and Tears of Joy

Last night I cried tears of joy. I was driving home from the office after staying until well past seven because of publication deadlines, and I was well into Pennsylvania when I realized — there’s a Nationals game on the radio! Two months ago, a Harrisburg radio station announced they were dropping Phillies broadcasts inContinue reading “Baseball on the Radio and Tears of Joy”

A Beautiful Day for Baseball

Today was a lovely day — sunny, blustery, temperatures right around 50 degrees — so there was no reason to spend it inside. This was far cry from last Saturday when we had snow flurries, and so I took advantage of it. I went to a baseball game. My last baseball game was Game 2Continue reading “A Beautiful Day for Baseball”

The Rival Pitchers

A few nights ago I realized how much I missed baseball. The tree outside my apartment is nearly shorn of leaves, temperatures fell below freezing a few nights ago, and I’m missing baseball. Reading Safe at Home recently helped to keep the feelings at bay, so on Saturday, I went to Project Gutenberg and foundContinue reading “The Rival Pitchers”

Safe At Home

Last weekend I visited my parents. They live about six hours away in south-central Virginia, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The weekend was unseasonably warm — the thermometer flirted with 80 degrees — and instead of taking the direct route home, I opted for something more scenic, something into the mountains. SundayContinue reading “Safe At Home”

Looking Ahead to Baseball in 2015

A few weeks ago, not long after I bought a ticket for Game 2 of the NLDS between the Nationals and the Giants (that eighteen inning affair that should go down in legend and be sung about in mead halls for centuries), I mused on Twitter that I was tempted to buy a 13-ticket planContinue reading “Looking Ahead to Baseball in 2015”

Playoff Baseball in DC

On Saturday I was in DC for a baseball game. Post-season baseball. The National League Divisional Series. The Nationals versus the Giants. It was not my first live experience with post-season baseball. Last year I attended a playoff game between the Harrisburg Senators and the Erie SeaWolves, and then a few days later I attendedContinue reading “Playoff Baseball in DC”

The Peanuts Gang and the All-Star Game

I’m about to criticize something that I think is neat. Why? Because it’s absolutely wrong. MLB and the Minnesota Twins have teamed up to produce a series of commemorative statues for this year’s MLB All-Star Game with the Peanuts gang. It’s a natural, right? Charlie Brown and the gang spent a lot of time onContinue reading “The Peanuts Gang and the All-Star Game”