Last Tuesday night, the Dodgers were in San Francisco playing the Giants at Oracle Park. During the game, the Dodgers announced that Vin Scully had died. When the game ended with a Dodger victory, the L.A. players lined up for post-game handshakes, and at that moment, the Giants ran a tribute to Scully on the scoreboard (click here; 1:09). It was at this same stadium (then called AT&T Park) that Scully broadcast his final game in 2016. Continue reading
As the man from Independence might have said…
…IN COOPERSTOWN! Continue reading
Covid. A spoiler for all seasons.
2020 – The first year of Royals ownership by John Sherman and his partners. The pandemic reduced the season to 60 games with no fans in the stands.
2021 – The season started under the cloud of Covid, but with hope because of the vaccines. Fans were masked at the earlier games and seating was spread out. We were there. Continue reading
Looking back 75 years ago to 1947… Continue reading
Hot Stove managing editor Rita Leifhelm grew up in St. James Parish and attended St. James Grade School at 40th and Tracy from 1955 to 1964. What does this have to do with baseball? Check it out. Continue reading
Some brief baseball messages for your Memorial Day weekend. Continue reading
Roger Angell died last Friday. He was 101 years old. Continue reading
Last month, I saw this headline on an internet post: Strike Three. Baseball is Dead. The headline was hyperbole, but the author offered a laundry list of reasons he thought baseball was dying. And he is not the only sportswriter lamenting the current state of baseball. Continue reading
Last month, Art Rupe died at the age of 104. This past weekend in the (Damn) Yankees series, the Royals unveiled their new Nike City Connect uniforms. How these two facts are connected will be revealed in Lonnie’s Jukebox. Continue reading
After the lockout scare… Continue reading