Category Archives: baseball

Torii Hunter, John Rocker and the Passing of America’s Past Time: Baseball

Mighty Casey wouldn’t recognize Mudville anymore. If the mighty poetic slugger could be brought to opening day in 2010, nary a soul would see him strike out (baseball attendance is woeful). America’s past time is dead. It is isn’t dying, … Continue reading

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Black History Month Heroes – Mr. Mertle in "The Sandlot"

Baseball. That quintessentially American game that once enraptured the entire nation when it was known as “America’s pastime” is now but a shadow of its former self. Like the washed up prize fighter in Raging Bull, baseball is a sport … Continue reading

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Black History Month Heroes: Terence Mann from "Field of Dreams"

We have stated that the day will come when movies from Pre-Obama America that showcase the close correlation between harmony, peace and happiness with a homogeneous population will result in the banning of thousands of films. One of those movies … Continue reading

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#235. Playing Baseball

“If you build it, he will come,” so spoke the ghost of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson in the classic, Pre-Obama America film “Field of Dreams”. The movie showcases America’s pastime – baseball – and the deep connection the sport has with … Continue reading

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