Triple Crown

Country House In the most controversial decision in Kentucky Derby history, 65-to-1 long shot Country House was named the winner of the race after Maximum Security, who went under the wire first, was disqualified by stewards. In 1968, In the most incredible post-running of the Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security was disqualified for interference on SaturdayContinue reading “Triple Crown”

The Ripken Way

IRONMAN Cal Ripken plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig’s record; truly one of baseball’s magical, once-in-a-lifetime moments. Perfect PRACTICE Makes Perfect Practice does not make perfect. How is that possible? Because bad habits may be practiced, and practicing a flawed technique will get a player nowhere. The only way to do somethingContinue reading “The Ripken Way”

The Hustler’s Handbook

What is the difference between a promoter and a hustler?” Bill Veeck asks. “Well, let’s look at it this way. Neither one of them is an advertiser. An advertiser pays for his space. A promoter works out a quid pro quo . A hustler gets a free ride and makes it seem as if he’sContinue reading “The Hustler’s Handbook”

Rain Rebound

5 Ways To Help Your Infield Skin Rebound From Rain Quickly (following excerpts are from original material at Ballfields.com) While the western quarter of the US is battling a daunting drought, the central portion of the US has been dealing with lots of rain over the past couple of months. Think about it. In aContinue reading “Rain Rebound”

Junior Orioles Dugout Club

The official Kids’ Club of the Orioles for fans 14 and under 2017 EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS * A ticket to six selected Orioles games (see plan schedule options below) * Official Junior Orioles Dugout Club items: – Hat – Socks – Pencil case – Lanyard * Official Membership Card * All inside an Orioles Backpack!Continue reading “Junior Orioles Dugout Club”

Win one for the Gipper

As Notre Dame was about to play Army in 1928, football coach Knute Rockne invoked the name of former player George Gipp.  Gipp’s deathbed request eight years earlier supposedly had been to use his memory to motivate the Fighting Irish for a big game.  “‘Rock’”, the coach said Gipp told him, “‘some day when thingsContinue reading “Win one for the Gipper”

Davey Johnson

Sometimes things don’t always work out between owners and managers. David Allen “Davey” Johnson (born January 30, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player and manager. He played for the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1972) and was the head coach for the Orioles (1996–1997).  He also managed the New York Mets, Washington Nationals and several other MLBContinue reading “Davey Johnson”