A heavier, slower and older Babe Ruth had much more to prove in 1932. And prove he did! Batting .341, driving in 137 runs, slugging 41 homers, the Sultan of Swat pushed the New York Yankees to another pennant. The Cubs of Chicago were the opposition in the World Series. Continue reading
With the advance in modern baseball of instant replay, all the technology at the ready, and a world of social media on board — the game today especially for umpires is vastly different than that in the primitive days of the national pastime. What follows is a glimpse into the lot of the men (not always) in blue.
With apologies to the great poet Robert Frost, the game was ours before we were the game’s. And the game goes on decade after decade and now down the stretch of the 2014 baseball season. Much has changed in the national pastime as a look back shows. Continue reading