Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Ed Bolden

I came across this while on Twitter. Chuck D twitted about Black history and how it slowly fades as older generations die off then he gave an example and stated did you know that a black woman actually owned a Negro League team her name was Hilda Bolden. So as I started researching this IContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Ed Bolden”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Mike Trout

Back in the 90’s the catch phrase was “I wanna be like Mike ” well it must be nice to be Mike …Mike Trot that is …430  million reasons to be like Mike. The numbers are staggering and numbing. Just when you thought the numbers were high enough between Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, TroutContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Mike Trout”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Pitchers and Catchers

It’s the day we as fans wait for all winter …the day pitchers and catchers report. It is the first sign that the long winter’s end is in sight and that spring is on it’s way and hope springs eternal after your team’s not so great performance from last season. Everyone starts the same allContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Pitchers and Catchers”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Billy Williams

Williams was one of the best Cubs players. He was the 1961 National League (NL) Rookie of the Year and was an NL All-Star for six seasons with the Cubs. In 1970, he had a .322 batting average with 42 home runs and 129 runs batted in (RBIs), led the NL with 205 hits, and was the NL Most Valuable Player runner-up. In 1972, he won the NL batting title, hittingContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Billy Williams”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Jung-ho Kang

Usually a rant will be about a player’s performance on the field or a decision by a coach, manager or an executive that adversely affects a team, but this is about a players behavior off the field. According to a published report: Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung-ho Kang has reportedly been arrested for fleeing the scene of aContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Jung-ho Kang”

Smallthoughts: Mets re-sign Yoenis Cespedes 4 years 110 Million

Ok Met fans it’s okay to feel happy be happy Yoenis Cespedes isn’t going to San Francisco , Washington, Houston or the Yankees he is staying in Queens playing for the Mets and there is no opt out clause and he gets a full no trade clause to his deal. Bravo! I have to giveContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Mets re-sign Yoenis Cespedes 4 years 110 Million”

Smallthoughts :Old School Tuesday …Joe Niekro

Last week we spotlighted the Alou Brothers and Felipe Alou’s son Moises Alou. This week it the Niekro Brothers …Joe and Phil. Joe Niekro pitched for the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres and Detroit Tigers with occasional success before joining Phil with the Atlanta Braves in 1973. Joe used a fastball and a slider earlyContinue reading “Smallthoughts :Old School Tuesday …Joe Niekro”

Joe West flexes after being hit by a foul ball off the bat of Stephen Vogt

Usually umpires get the scorn and wrath of the fans and at times rightly so, but this time this was a welcomed light hearted moment. During the Mets – A’s game in Queens, New york umpire Joe West gets hit by a foul ball but it is his reaction that makes it a fun moment.Continue reading “Joe West flexes after being hit by a foul ball off the bat of Stephen Vogt”