The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox

For younger fans of the Boston Red Sox, and Major League Baseball in general for that matter, this might be hard to believe. But for a long stretch of my lifetime, those Bosox were considered to be jinxed at best, chokers at worst. The Red Sox have captured three recent World Series crowns in 2004, … Continue reading The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox

God Almighty Hisself: the Life and Legacy of Dick Allen

Perhaps the single most controversial figure in the 133-season history of the Philadelphia Phillies franchise is the subject of a new book "God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen" by Villanova University law professor Mitchell Nathanson. This is not a clumsy tome hastily thrown together to make a quick buck by giving fans some light … Continue reading God Almighty Hisself: the Life and Legacy of Dick Allen

The Fightin’ Phillies: 100 Years of Philadelphia Baseball

The next in my book reviews feature specifically deals with the Philadelphia Phillies and the 133-year history of the ball club.   No one alive today is more qualified to dig through that history and present it to the fans than the man who has been around to see more of it first-hand than anyone … Continue reading The Fightin’ Phillies: 100 Years of Philadelphia Baseball

Diehards: Why Fans Care So Much About Sports

If you are a baseball fan like me, you enjoy all aspects of the game. Not just the more analytical, statistics-based evaluations of recent years, or the classic excitement of a dramatic game, series, or season, but the whole enchilada. The history of the game and the background stories of the players and other individuals … Continue reading Diehards: Why Fans Care So Much About Sports