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  • As Jeter steps off the stage the base-bile oozes out of those who don’t know how America works

    09/29/2014 10:15:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/29/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For most of the last twenty years the rest of the Baseball world watched Derek Jeter and his team play in October. Yes time and the odds finally caught to the Yankees over the past few seasons and on a few occasions the tables have turned, but that was inevitable. Now Jeter is stepping away from baseball as one of the all-time greats of the game. He doesn’t sit on a tiny plateau at the top of baseball lore by default for being around a long time and being one of those who have besmirched and embarrassed baseball. He’s at...
  • "The Babe Ruth Story"***

    07/18/2013 3:24:22 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 10 replies
    "The baseball player goes from wayward youth to Boston Red Sox pitcher to New York Yankees home-run hero"...William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford....The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called shot" in the 1932 World Series".....TCM...Fri 7/19 10:00AM-12:00PM CST
  • All-Time All-Stars: Part II (Thomas Sowell)

    07/06/2012 11:08:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 6, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    <p>Trying to choose the greatest pitcher of all time is at least as difficult as trying to choose the greatest hitter of all time. In both cases, the best we can do is narrow down the list.</p> <p>Outside a charmed circle of five batters, no one had both a higher lifetime batting average and a higher lifetime slugging average than any of those five. In alphabetical order, they are Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. There are other batters whose lifetime records came close, including Barry Bonds, Jimmie Foxx and Hank Greenberg. But close cannot define the greatest.</p>
  • Lefty Gomez's 16-mm Video of His Trip to Japan

    05/21/2012 12:45:03 PM PDT · by thurmant · 7 replies
    FixMLB ^ | 5/21/12 | Henry
    In 1934, Lefty Gomez, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and other American League and National League stars barnstormed in Japan. Gomez captured many images of the trip with his 16-mm camera. An excerpt from the forthcoming book Lefty: American Odyssey is featured in this week’s Sports Illustrated. Some of the intriguing video footage can be viewed, courtesy of Random House.
  • No, No, Not Quite: or, Again, The Real Story of Babe, Harry, and a Certain Broadway Hit . . .

    03/16/2012 4:18:28 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 16 March 2012 | Yours truly
    Says Tracy Ringolsby, Hall of Fame baseball writer ruminating over baseball’s long enough history of ownership troubles: “There’s been troubled ownership in baseball since at least the days of Babe Ruth, who in 1919 was sold by Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee to the New York Yankees for $125,000 because Frazee needed money to fund his Broadway musical No, No, Nannette.” Say I: Aw, jeez, not this crap again. Ringolsby, customarily one of the game’s better writers, seems blissfully unaware that the No, No, Nanette myth (notice he couldn’t even spell it right) was debunked several years ago. As...
  • Albert Pujols just ties World Series record with 3 home runs in a game!

    10/22/2011 9:13:52 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 71 replies
    MLB ^ | 22 October 2011 | Albert Pujols
    Pujols joins Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth as the only player to ever hit 3 home runs in a single World Series game.
  • 'Medium' finds Babe Ruth's piano

    08/05/2010 9:50:26 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 4, 2010
    SUDBURY, Mass.- A Massachusetts "forensic medium" says she used her otherworldly gifts to find Babe Ruth's piano at the bottom of a pond. Sheila Marie of Medway said she was recruited by historical investigator Kevin Kennedy to help locate the piano reputed to have been tossed into Willis Pond in Sudbury during partying decades ago, the Boston Herald reported Wednesday. Marie described herself as a "forensic medium" who uses her powers to find lost objects and assist in police investigations. Kennedy said he has long been searching the pond, where the piano was rumored to have been submerged decades ago,...

    02/07/2009 1:05:37 PM PST · by andrew roman · 23 replies · 567+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 7 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    Once upon a time, when radio was still paying my bills, I took the calculated risk of veering away from all of the easy Monica Lewinsky chatter and dedicated an hour of airtime to the idea of retiring the number "3" throughout Major League Baseball in honor of the game's most important - and arguably greatest - player of all, Babe Ruth. Jackie Robinson's "42" had recently been retired - something that seemed perfectly fine to me - but it occurred to me that if Robinson was being honored by such an unprecedented move, it made at least as...
  • New York Yankees in a Red Sox snit again

    05/24/2008 8:04:19 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 48+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/23/08 | raccoonradio
    All-Star promo with David Ortiz as Babe Ruth irks NY OAKLAND, Calif. - Touchy, touchy, touchy. Like a colicky baby who’s also battling diaper rash, the 2008 Yankees can’t seem to stop bawling. Besides a good burp, they also need to grow up. As if sitting in last place in the AL East were not bad enough, the Bronx Bombers discovered on Thursday that after years of planning for this summer’s All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, they were the last to discover that a new “Call Your Shot” insurance-company promotion would feature the Red Sox [team stats]’ David Ortiz [stats]...
  • Local family finds 1914 Babe Ruth rookie card[RI]

    12/17/2007 6:12:15 AM PST · by BGHater · 15 replies · 256+ views
    East Bay RI ^ | 11 Dec 2007 | Adam Cote
    Family and sports — likely in that order. Those were John Jay Barry's greatest loves. Though he passed away some 20 years ago, the den of his home on Main Street still personifies the nostalgic renaissance man who used to occupy it. Beside his desk (a deep mahogany brown wood encasement that stretches from the floor to the ceiling and nearly wall to wall) is a latch hook rug with the Brown University seal. An authentic Lionel train snakes across the top shelf of the desk, next to a series of one of a kind hand made ships. In...
  • [Babe Ruth's] 'Called Shot' debate hits 75th anniversary

    09/30/2007 8:49:42 AM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 20 replies · 274+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 30, 2007 | Hal Bock
    First, they shattered Babe Ruth's season long-ball record, making 60 home runs sound like a distinctly ordinary number, one that was almost shrugged off in modern baseball's environment of souped-up sluggers. Then, they turned the Babe's career record of 714 home runs into an afterthought, barely mentioned as first Henry Aaron and now Barry Bonds shot past it and kept right on going. That left Ruth with one distinction, one moment no one has been able to match, a singular statement that nobody but the boisterous Babe would ever have the audacity to even attempt, especially in the pressure cooker...
  • Pujols aces tests given to Babe Ruth

    08/22/2006 5:09:48 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 62 replies · 703+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 8-22-06 | Anon
    How does El Hombre match up against the Sultan of Swat? This spring, Washington University scientists, at the request of GQ magazine, put Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols through a series of tests similar to those given to Babe Ruth 85 years ago — tests ranging from finger tapping to visual responses to bat speed. The results? Both men aced the tests, and their results were strikingly similar. In 1921, psychologists at Columbia University put Ruth through scientific tests to try to determine what made him great. He had faster than average reflexes, steady nerves, and superior sight and hearing. The...
  • Lawyers in Padilla Case Hop a Freighter Out of Beirut

    07/25/2006 8:09:26 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 17 replies · 517+ views
    Three defense attorneys in a Miami terrorism case who were trapped in war-torn Beirut while interviewing witnesses got tired of waiting for the U.S. Marines to evacuate them. So they hitched a ride on a Norwegian freighter. The attorneys -- Orlando do Campo of the federal public defender's office in Miami, Andrew Patel of New York City and William Swor of Detroit -- along with an Arabic-speaking interpreter they hired arrived in Cyprus on July 19 and caught flights home the next day. "I'm just glad we didn't wait for the Marines," Patel said in an interview from home Friday....
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 05-28-2006

    05/28/2006 9:35:35 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 159+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 05-28-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Barry Bonds has hit seven fifteen It still remains to be seen if he'll be "Hall of Fame". For the sake of the game I sure wish he had kept himself clean!
  • Bonds' homer pace down, loses TV show

    05/25/2006 11:38:32 AM PDT · by JZelle · 8 replies · 283+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-24-06 | UPI
    "Bonds on Bonds," the ESPN reality series featuring the San Francisco Giants slugger, will go on hiatus after two more shows, and is unlikely to return on a regular basis, the Los Angeles Times said Thursday. Bonds tied Babe Ruth for No. 2 on the all-time home run list at 714 last week, but has hit just six homers this year and Hank Aaron's record 755 is a long way off. Meanwhile, St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols has hit 23 home runs. "If Barry was hitting home runs at Albert Pujols' pace, we would continue," producer Mike Tollin said. The...
  • Bonds: "I won't stop until I beat Oh"

    05/22/2006 9:08:03 PM PDT · by Al Simmons · 40 replies · 603+ views
    WTF-TV ^ | 5/22/2006 | KIP HORNSLEY
    Bonds: "I won't stop until I beat Oh" San Francisco , CA - It's one of the benefits of being personal friends with a baseball legend - he gives you what he won't give others. Back when we both played for Serra High, Barry used to boast that, one day, he'd be the Home Run king. Just days after hitting number 714 to tie Babe Ruth's 2nd place number, I gave my old friend Barry a call and asked him how it felt. "This ain't nothing," He said. "I'm not going to stop until I'm the best." Does that mean...
  • Bambino bid farewell with a three-homer salvo

    05/22/2006 11:11:32 AM PDT · by JZelle · 2 replies · 305+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-22-06 | Dick Heller
    "The best way to pitch Babe Ruth is to pitch behind him. He has no weaknesses except for [intentional] walks. You have your choice -- one base on four balls or four bases on one ball." -- Waite Hoyt At 35, right-hander Waite Hoyt was pretty much done and merely hanging on to draw a Depression-era paycheck from the Pittsburgh Pirates. But he and the Bambino had been teammates on the New York Yankees' Murderers' Row teams a decade earlier, so now fellow pitcher Red Lucas was soliciting advice on how to handle the greatest slugger in baseball history before...
  • (BREAKING) Bonds Ties Ruth's Record With 714th Home Run

    05/20/2006 6:00:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies · 1,541+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 20 MAY 2006 | AP
    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. Barry, meet the Babe. Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth for second place on the career list with his 714th home run Saturday, a shot into the first deck of elevated stands in right-center leading off the second inning against the Oakland Athletics. The ball landed about eight rows up in the seats overlooking the high fence just to the left of the out-of-town scoreboard. Though the A's don't provide estimated distances on home runs, the ball appeared to travel about 400 feet -- far from being one of his trademark behemoth drives. The ball was caught on...
  • Remaining in the Shadow of the Babe, and of Scandal

    05/20/2006 6:07:09 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 27 replies · 695+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 20, 2006 | MURRAY CHASS
    Just as Henry Aaron has learned, Barry Bonds will find out that even though he has matched Babe Ruth's career home run total, he will not be able to catch Ruth in enduring eminence. Bonds hit his 714th career home run today. His next home run will send him past Ruth into second place behind Aaron and his 755 home runs. Aaron broke Ruth's record 32 years ago, in 1974, which was 39 years after Ruth had hit his last home run and retired. That means that Ruth hasn't hit a home run for nearly 71 years, but the number...
  • The Great Shambino

    05/09/2006 11:08:28 AM PDT · by JZelle · 129 replies · 1,923+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-9-06 | Dan Daly
    Barry Bonds circles the bases these days to the sound of one hand clapping ... and one knee creaking. The Shambino is just a homer away from 714 -- Babe Ruth's address -- but the only people outside of McCovey Cove who seem to care are the ones at ESPN, his own private Paraguay. Barry's their boy. To the bitter end. And rarely has the pursuit of a record left such a sour taste. Indeed, Bonds' growing home run total elicits about the same response from the masses as that tote board in New York City, the one that keeps...
  • What Would You Do If You Caught Barry Bonds' 756th HR Ball?

    05/09/2006 8:14:22 AM PDT · by N. Theknow · 47 replies · 996+ views ^ | May 9, 2006 | ESPN
    What Would You Do If You Caught Barry Bonds' 756th HR Ball?
  • Bonds Hits No. 713, Moves Within One Of Ruth

    05/07/2006 10:00:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 180 replies · 2,702+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 7 MAY 2006 | AP
    (AP) PHILADELPHIA -- Barry Bonds is heading home, one behind the Babe. Bonds hit his 713th homer Sunday night, moving within one of tying Babe Ruth for second place on baseball's career list. The San Francisco Giants' slugger hit a mammoth shot in the sixth inning off Philadelphia right-hander Jon Lieber, sending a 2-1 pitch off the facade of the right-field upper deck during a 9-5 loss to the Phillies. "They tell me that's the way the Babe used to hit them," Giants manager Felipe Alou said. Bonds' fifth homer of the season was estimated at 450 feet, one of...
  • [David] Wells Doesn't Want Bonds to Pass Ruth

    03/08/2006 6:45:22 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 112 replies · 1,631+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 03/08/2006 | AP
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - David Wells gave up Barry Bonds’ 701st home run. He doesn’t want the Giants slugger to pass Babe Ruth’s total of 714. “No. Not really,” the Boston Red Sox left-hander said Wednesday, one day after excerpts of a book were released alleging that Bonds used steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. Bonds needs seven homers to pass Ruth for second place and 48 to overtake Hank Aaron for the top spot. Wells praised Bonds’ baseball skills but said he should “be a man and come out and say that he did it” if he used steroids.

    03/07/2006 11:30:23 AM PST · by Al Simmons · 8 replies · 1,725+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 03/07/2006 | Mark Fainaru-Wada & Lance Williams
    NEW YORK ( -- Beginning in 1998 with injections in his buttocks of Winstrol, a powerful steroid, Barry Bonds took a wide array of performance-enhancing drugs over at least five seasons...*SNIP* ...By 2001, when Bonds broke Mark McGwire's single-season home-run record (70) by belting 73, Bonds was using two designer steroids referred to as the Cream and the Clear, as well as insulin, human growth hormone, testosterone decanoate (a fast-acting steroid known as Mexican beans) and trenbolone, a steroid created to improve the muscle quality of cattle. BALCO tracked Bonds' usage with doping calendars and folders -- detailing drugs, quantities,...
  • Bonds exposed: Shadows details superstar slugger's steroid use

    03/07/2006 11:08:49 AM PST · by commish · 248 replies · 4,150+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | March 7, 2006 | SI
    NEW YORK ( -- Beginning in 1998 with injections in his buttocks of Winstrol, a powerful steroid, Barry Bonds took a wide array of performance-enhancing drugs over at least five seasons in a massive doping regimen that grew more sophisticated as the years went on, according to Game of Shadows, a book written by two San Francisco Chronicle reporters at the forefront of reporting on the BALCO steroid distribution scandal. The authors, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, describe in sometimes day-to-day, drug-by-drug detail how often and how deeply Bonds engaged in the persistent doping. For instance, the authors write that...
  • Two down, one left in steroid era

    02/17/2006 10:44:11 AM PST · by JZelle · 7 replies · 360+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-17-08 | TOM KNOTT
    Sammy Sosa has turned down the modest offer of the Nationals, which is just as well. There is a noticeable stench emanating from his 588 career home runs, just as there is with the numbers of Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire. The three are forever linked because of their eclipsing Roger Maris, who lost several heads' worth of hair because of the stress associated with his pursuit of Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. Or so it goes with each retelling. We only can imagine the potential physical damage to the three hulks who transformed their upper bodies with suspicious...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (12/31/05): New Year's Memories

    12/31/2005 3:01:38 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 466 replies · 7,421+ views
    White House ^ | 12/31/05
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President Bush, the First Lady, the dogs and cat, and their family are spending the New Year's holiday at their Texas ranch. On this New Year's Eve, 2005, although mindful of those who will not continue the journey with us into 2006, it seemed to me we should celebrate happy times. That is the theme of this last Dose thread of 2005. HAPPY NEW YEAR, to all. May your 2006 be healthy, happy and full of love. QUOTE OF THE DAY: From the first Inaugural Address of President George W. Bush, January 20, 2001. Americans...
  • Bonds quickly breaks Ruth's homer record, a very obscure one

    09/26/2005 6:16:11 AM PDT · by SpringheelJack · 109 replies · 1,890+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/25/2005 | Mark Camps
    It sure didn't take very long for Barry Bonds to start setting records. With his first home run of the season, Bonds broke Babe Ruth's 70-year-old record. No, not that record. Bonds most likely won't hit No. 715 until next season. But he erased Ruth's standard for most home runs as "as an outfielder," according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Bonds' first HR of the season was the 704th of his career, but more significantly was his 693rd as an outfielder, Elias says. All totaled, Bonds is credited with 696 as an outfielder, eight as a designated hitter and three...

    08/18/2005 8:16:04 AM PDT · by aculeus · 8 replies · 688+ views
    The New York Post ^ | August 18, 2005 | Arnold Ahlert
    HERE'S Babe Ruth's career — covered the way the mainstream media cover the war in Iraq: A troubled child abandoned by his parents at the age of 7, Ruth was labelled "incorrigible" during his 12 years at St. Mary's Orphanage. His first marriage to waitress Helen Woodford was a failure, compounded by her tragic death in a house fire in 1929. In his final years, Ruth's dreams of becoming a major league manager were dashed over and over again. After his retirement from baseball, he was reduced to giving talks on radio, at orphanges and in hospitals, and shilling U.S....
  • Ducking the truth - (Babe Ruth's daughter)

    03/24/2005 5:15:08 PM PST · by buckeyesrule · 38 replies · 2,703+ views
    Arizona Republic ^ | March 24, 2005 | Tim Casey
    SUN CITY, Ariz. - Julia Ruth Stevens' two-bedroom house is filled with mementos of a different era, when her father ruled the athletic world. On the walls hang more than a dozen framed photos of Babe Ruth. He's swinging a bat. He's smiling. He's wearing a tuxedo, walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.
  • Barry Bonds, the Anti-Ruth

    12/28/2004 6:50:15 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 21 replies · 3,638+ views
    Joseph Sobran column ^ | 12-09-04 | Sobran, Joseph
    Barry Bonds, the Anti-Ruth December 9, 2004 Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. The howling mob is right; I was wrong. At the end of the baseball season, more than two months ago, I marveled at Barry Bonds’s preternatural batting statistics. Since then, countless readers have chidden me for ignoring the obvious role steroids have played in enabling Bonds to rewrite the record book from top to bottom. I can only plead that I was trying to give him the benefit of doubt. I should have saved my sympathy for Scott Peterson. I couldn’t believe that “performance-enhancing substances” could...
  • Babe's Bat Tops $1 Million at Auction

    12/02/2004 3:15:27 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies · 339+ views
    AP / Yahoo ^ | 12/2/04 | LARRY McSHANE
    NEW YORK - Going, going, gone. The massive 46-ounce Louisville Slugger used by Babe Ruth to drill the first home run in Yankee Stadium history was sold for a record $1.26 million Thursday to an unidentified private collector. The bat, 36 inches of solid ash billed as "The Holy Grail of sports memorabilia," sold after about one minute of high-stakes bidding at Sotheby's auction house, fetching a Ruthian price above its presale estimate of $1 million, said Sotheby's spokeswoman Lauren Gioia. The bat was only the third piece of sports memorabilia to break the $1 million mark at auction, joining...

    10/27/2004 8:40:36 PM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 301 replies · 6,820+ views
  • Bonds' 700th Homer Ball Draws Bid Topping $800,000

    10/27/2004 6:26:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 344+ views
    My Way News ^ | 10/27/04 | DAVID KRAVETS/AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds' 700th home run ball brought a top bid of $804,129 Wednesday after a 10-day online auction. The ball had received 240 offers by the time closed the bidding. The identity of the top bidder, nicknamed "bomasterj," was not immediately made public. Steve Williams of Pacifica got the ball after a scramble in the left-center field bleachers at SBC Park on Sept. 17 - a mad dash that has fattened his wallet but also landed him in court. Timothy Murphy has sued Williams, contending he should get the ball because he locked it behind...
  • ALCS Game 3: Yankees @ Red Sox (Live Thread)

    10/16/2004 2:20:36 PM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 547 replies · 6,156+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 10-16-04 | Various
    Bronson Arroyo got an extra day to think about the biggest start of his career, and the biggest game of the Boston Red Sox's season. After Curt Schilling and Pedro Martinez couldn't get the Red Sox a win against the New York Yankees in the first two games of the AL championship series, Arroyo will take the hill for Game 3 at Fenway Park. Stumbling home in an 0-2 hole and with Schilling possibly done for the series, the Red Sox are hoping the familiar surroundings of Fenway Park help get them back in the ALCS. Arroyo was set to...
  • Babe's descendant makes run at Ruth reunion

    04/20/2004 8:06:35 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 226+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 20, 2004 | Kevin Rothstein
    Call it the return of the Bambino's bambinos. Two great-grandsons of baseball legend Babe Ruth ran the Boston Marathon yesterday, passing within sight of Fenway Park, where the famous slugger once played for the Sox. ``I was extremely impressed with the crowd. They were phenomenal,'' said Brent Stevens, 26, whose dad was the grandson of Ruth and his second wife. Stevens learned through news reports that a great grandson from Ruth's first marriage was also running the race. He hoped to meet the man, Chris Herrlein, but had no luck. ``If Chris and I could meet it's possible the curse...
  • Thirty Years Ago, The "Hammer" Passed The Babe

    04/05/2004 7:29:51 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies · 178+ views
    SF GATE/AP ^ | 04/05/2004 | PAUL NEWBERRY
    (04-05) 14:33 PDT ATLANTA (AP) -- Thirty years later, Hank Aaron is a bit fuzzy on the pitch Al Downing threw that night in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. "Downing was more of a finesse pitcher," Aaron said. "I guess he was trying to throw me a screwball or something. Whatever it was, I got enough of it." As the ball sailed over the left-field fence, the Hammer trotted into history, having passed the Babe as the greatest home-run hitter. No. 715. It's a figure that still resonates as one of sport's magical milestones. Aaron would go on to hit 40...
  • Red Sox Share Pain Like A Family[Disfunctional]

    10/18/2003 8:33:45 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 33 replies · 289+ views ^ | John Schlegel
    10/17/2003  3:28 AM ET--They had tears in their eyes as they spoke about friends, not just teammates. Baseball players talk about the family inside the clubhouse all the time, but this is a team that lived it like few others in recent memory, hugging their way deep into October.The band of brothers inside the Red Sox clubhouse was hurting as one, feeling pain they'd never felt before at the end of a baseball season like none they'd ever experienced before.After all they'd been through together through an amazing run in 2003, the Red Sox were one big, sad family in...
  • Lobbying the Babe (the ghost of Babe Ruth)

    10/10/2003 4:02:39 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 225+ views | 10/10/03 | Bill Nemitz
    The Gate of Heaven Cemetery had just opened Wednesday morning when workers first spotted him. He wore a Boston Red Sox jersey. He clenched a cold beer in one hand, a bottle of whiskey in the other. He unfolded his lawn chair, sat down and stared in grim-faced silence at the letters chiseled into the towering granite monument: George Herman Ruth. "We had to chase him away," said Bill Lane, assistant superintendent of the 180-acre burial ground in Hawthorne, Westchester County, N.Y., in a telephone interview. "This is a cemetery - you can't just sit here and drink. We're trying...
  • Key to Getting in Hall of Fame? Hitting 500 Balls out of the Park

    05/16/2003 8:03:13 AM PDT · by WaveThatFlag · 190 replies · 851+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | Friday, May 16, 2003 | ALLEN ST. JOHN
    <p>Heard the one about the motorist lost in upstate New York? He pulls into a gas station and asks the attendant, "How do you get to Cooperstown?"</p> <p>"Hit 500 homers," the pump jockey said, not missing a beat.</p> <p>It's one of baseball's most sacred numbers and, for the moment at least, it's a sure ticket to the Hall of Fame. But now that Sammy Sosa and Rafael Palmiero have joined the 500-homer club, let's take a closer look at who else is aiming for it.</p>
  • The Bambino Has Left The Building?

    07/20/2002 2:36:48 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 13 replies · 514+ views
    The Polo Grounds: A Calm Review of Baseball ^ | 16 July 2002 | Jeff Kallman
    I inaugurated this journal earlier this week, after writing and editing one elsewhere but experiencing technical hiccups enough to make it hell's headache rather than heaven's exercise. Finding the incumbent terminal a far less arduous maneuver, wishing enough to continue my tiny stake in our baseball conversation, I opened shop here, with a remake/remodel of an essay I had published through the previous terminal.That was "Missing Among The Memorables?" My purpose was enunciating this case: that Major League Baseball, offering the thirty most memorable moments across the game's memory lanes and asking for an isolation of the five paramount, had been...
  • Babe Root

    04/12/2002 3:42:04 PM PDT · by anncoulteriscool · 3 replies · 123+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 12, 2002 | Stan Grossfeld
    <p>MILTON - In June 1932, pitcher Charlie Devens went straight from Harvard Yard to the ''House That Ruth Built.''</p> <p>From Crimson to pinstripes with no stops in between. New York Yankees manager Joe McCarthy was impressed with his young righthanded prospect.</p>