Celebrating The Game

There’s no crying in baseball. Tom Hanks would have you believe that, in any case. Me? I don’t buy it.

There’s no crying in baseball.

Tom Hanks would have you believe that, in any case. Me? I don’t buy it. Perhaps not openly, in a Paul Gascoigne style, but surely at some point, your average MLB pro will sit down and a single tear will roll down his highly paid and highly pampered cheek.

This week, however, there is perhaps one man who would be entitled to open the floodgates and let loose a flood of tears that would make Niagara Falls jealous – Los Angeles Angels first baseman Kendry Morales.

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Baseball Bits n’ Bobs #1

Being that I now have access to baseball on ESPN, I figured I’d like to start doing the odd little recap on it here and there. Nothing major, just what pops into my head on a random basis. This time…

Well, hello.

Being that I now have access to baseball on ESPN, I figured I’d like to start doing the odd little recap on it here and there. Nothing major, just what pops into my head on a random basis. This time…

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The Fantasy Effect

The title of this is nothing to do with any of my dreams, before anybody gets remotely excited. No, I’m talking about sports.

The title of this is nothing to do with any of my dreams, before anybody gets remotely excited. No, I’m talking about sports. Baseball, NFL, Premiership – anything that has the fantasy sports effect.

What is this effect? It’s the wrenching, tearing feeling you have in your gut as a sports fan of a specific team, when you’re forced to either pick a player from a hated team, or root for a player against your own team. Why would you do this? Because all’s fair in love and fantasy sports! For an example, my fantasy baseball team. I run a team – The Bongonian Conspiracy – in a Yahoo league. It’s safe to say, I like baseball. A lot. My team? Well… for my sins, I’m a Houston Astros fan.

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