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Local product Mike Toomey epitomizes the way our American Pastime should be viewed

They call him coach now. This man has spent his entire adult life of over 50 years in baseball and at the end of his working days is giving back to his community while coaching high school ball at the … Continue reading

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It starts with the little things; The Lerners prefer their random acts of kindness stay under the radar!

Baseball games will most likely be delayed months — not weeks according to numerous reports due to the Covid-19 virus. In regards to the Coronavirus and workers getting paid, MLB will not dictate to teams how to pay players who … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo cuts Hunter Strickland 7 days late and $128,000 short!

A week ago we passed the first severance point on the 16th day of Spring Training, and general manager Mike Rizzo made no moves. Not one. Business as usual to the surprise of the many armchair GMs including myself. Sure, … Continue reading

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The World Series champs could be heading to their offseason cities as the delay to the season changes plans!

That sign (pictured above) was next to the Washington Nationals players’ walkway egress to the parking lot. It seems like the perfect “goodbye” to the players who make up the big league rosters due to the delay to the start … Continue reading

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The last sunset after a game for a while….

As the sun disappeared from sight, and the lights went out, baseball, as we know it, went into a voluntary lockdown. The sell-out game yesterday afternoon at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches had a different feel from any … Continue reading

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Don’t worry about third base for the Washington Nationals — There is a plan!

As you read opinion pieces around the “Natmosphere” on the state of the Washington Nationals, you will almost certainly encounter some of the “world is ending” drama given the slow starts in Spring Training by the three players expected to … Continue reading

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Baseball and good music are now intertwined for Evan Pittman

Maybe we have Hollywood to thank for today’s version of walk-up/walk-out music. It was 1989 when the film “Major League” became a hit with baseball fans as Charlie Sheen’s character Ricky Vaughn emerged to “Wild Thing.” Now you have music … Continue reading

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Baseball and Orion

Few things state winter more strongly than the sight of the powerful constellation Orion the Hunter situated squarely in the southern night sky after dusk.   He is the de facto lord of the long nights.  Like all rulers his time … Continue reading

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Second (rainy) Day in West Palm Beach on Friday; There is a #Nats baseball game on Saturday night!

Unlike the wimpy Mets, the Nationals worked out Friday in the rain. It was also MLB Network 30-Clubs-In-30-Days at the complex and you can see the tripod setup with lighting. Here’s a shot of the glove layout beside the Nationals … Continue reading

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First 24 hours in West Palm Beach

We got here mid-afternoon on Wednesday before the team was readying for the FITTEAM Ballpark season ticket holder event: plenty of time to leisurely shop the team store completely by ourselves . . . and get a great photo of … Continue reading

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