#TBT Sports Blog: Chicago Cubs’ Mordecai Three Finger Brown

Today’s #TBT sports blog recalls Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown of the Chicago Cubs. He’s one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history. In the book Three Finger:The Mordecai Brown Story, Hall of Fame Chicago Cubs pitcher Ferguson Jenkins … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Phillies’ Hall of Fame 3B Mike Schmidt

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers Philadelphia Phillies’ Hall of Fame 3B Mike Schmidt. Voted in 1983 as the greatest player in franchise history, this slugger spent his entire 18 year career in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform. More than 25 years … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Chicago Cubs’ Ernie Banks

Today’s #TBT sport blogs remembers Ernie Banks, the greatest player in Chicago Cubs history. To Banks, the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field served as home for 19 Major League Baseball seasons. Affectionately known as Mr. Cub, the soft spoken Ernie … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: Favorite Baseball Cliches

Like the previous posts this week on favorite football clichés and favorite baseball cliches, this list captures the ridiculous, inventive and, at times, exaggerated way we report on America’s favorite pastime.

Baseball fans instantly get these sayings. They’re spoken in the familiar lingos of metaphors and hyperboles that all sports fans understand.

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#TBT Sports Blog: Former Baltimore Orioles Brooks “Hoover” Robinson

Today’s TBT sports blog features a Hall of Fame athlete with a household appliance for a nickname. He played the hot corner better than anyone else in baseball history.

Instead of an oven or a stove top grill, this third baseman was known as Hoover, short for the old American standard in vacuum cleaners. He sucked up every baseball hit his way.

In the same way Hoover vacuums were the predominant household appliance of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Brooks Robinson was the undisputed best fielding third baseman who ever played the game. Named to Major League Baseball’s All Century Team in 1999, Robinson played third base for the Baltimore Orioles for an incredible 23 years.

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#TBT Sports Blog: MLB’s Wizard of Oz Ozzie Smith

Today’s #TBT sports blog features one of my favorite MLB players ever – former St. Louis Cardinals’ shortstop Ozzie The Wizard of Oz Smith. If Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow were baseball fans, they’d be off to find … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: High Cost of Attending a Game

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday Sports Blog cites the obvious. The high cost of attending a pro sports game is ridiculous. That’s because player salaries have soared. Franchise values have ballooned. And, television rights have skyrocketed to financial heights that no … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: Pitcher is Getting Shelled

When they don’t have their best stuff, pitchers can easily get knocked around – or shelled – by the opposing team. This can happen during an MLB, NCAA, high school or even a Little League game,

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#TBT Sports Blog: MLB Big Hurt Frank Thomas

Congrats to Major League Baseball’s Big Hurt.

Along with pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, former hard hitting first baseman Frank Thomas, known as the Big Hurt, got inducted yesterday in baseball’s Hall of Fame.

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