Last night, the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros to win the 2021 World Series. Former Royal Jorge Soler was the MVP!
The Braves franchise has now won four World Series – Boston (1914), Milwaukee (1957) and Atlanta (1995 and 2021). Continue reading
No, not another Hot Stove already. But I thought a “Hot Stove Short” was in order to deliver a special baseball message from the Vatican. Continue reading
Tonight, Game 1 of the 2021 World Series. Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves.
Part One (in Hot Stove #172) covered the World Series of 1921 and 1946. In this Part Two, we’ll look at 1971 and 1996.
Ten teams started the postseason. Four remain after completion of the division series. My early favorites were Tampa Bay and Milwaukee because neither has ever won a World Series. Alas, they are already eliminated. In the ALCS, the Houston Astros will meet the Boson Red Sox. In the NLCS, the Atlanta Braves will play the Los Angeles Dodgers.
What a grand weekend of baseball! Let’s take it day-by-day for the six teams that were still contending for open spots in the playoffs. None of them were playing each other. Continue reading
The MLB season is winding down, and we will soon be in the midst of the playoffs. As we look forward to those games, Hot Stove will take a look at some World Series history.
Alert: No baseball in this post. No Chiefs either. Well one thing. Patrick and Salvy from graphic designer Robbie Poulain of the Royals. And they both won yesterday. Continue reading
Don Everly died last Saturday at the age of 84. His brother Phil died in 2014 at the age of 74. Continue reading
Last week, in my world, there were two “Field of Dreams” games.
Monday, August 9 – Kauffman Stadium, Yankees v. Royals. Rita and I were there.
Thursday, August 12 – Dyersville, Iowa, Yankees v. White Sox. We watched on television. Continue reading