Just How Tough Was It? (How Competitive is Major League Baseball?)

By Gary Fletcher (published originally in 2015, I think)   When I was a lad my uncle and I were watching a hockey game and he said to me, “You know, they’re not very good, but they sure are competitive!” He was speaking about the New York Rangers in the early 1960’s, but this isn’t … Continue reading Just How Tough Was It? (How Competitive is Major League Baseball?)

Just How Tough Was It? (How Competitive is Major League Baseball?)

When I was a lad my uncle and I were watching a hockey game and he said to me, “You know, they’re not very good, but they sure are competitive!” He was speaking about the New York Rangers in the early 1960’s, but this isn’t about the Rangers or, for that matter, about hockey. It’s … Continue reading Just How Tough Was It? (How Competitive is Major League Baseball?)

The Old Man and the Baseball Cap

My wife and I would see them from time to time when stopping in at a local family restaurant.  A couple in their fifties, they would play cards while waiting for their food, obviously enjoying their own company. They caught my eye because he usually came in wearing a Vancouver Mounties baseball cap, setting it … Continue reading The Old Man and the Baseball Cap

Tracking Trends In Baseball History

By Gary Fletcher   “What were things like, Grandma, back in the old days?” “Well, Gary, for one thing baseball used to be played by human beings. They played bare handed or else wore gardening gloves. Batters used magic tree branches for bats, and worked in coal mines 24/7, how the hell they ever managed … Continue reading Tracking Trends In Baseball History