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
Mid-summer 2014 and the sports books of all kinds keep getting published for all kinds of tastes.
The midsummer spectacle of Hall of Fame inductions is now past. There was lots of hype, lots of hoopla, lots of celebrating of one of the greatest induction classes in Cooperstown history. And that was what it should have been like.
Mention of “Shoeless Joe” was minimal. Pete Rose even got more of the spotlight in conversations. They are two of those 15 who received lifetime bans issued by the commissioners of baseball through the years. No person ever permanently banned has ever been reinstated. Continue reading