2019-05-17 Cleveland vs. Baltimore

I missed my traditional Brew Kettle Kitka last time I was at the ball park. Not this time. These won’t be my only Dollar Dogs of the night. Jafry Ramirez dealing early. Santana making the out. Jose Ramirez steals 2nd, which leads to Cleveland’s first run off a Jake Bauers single. 1-0 after 2. 5 […]

Yanks’ Sabathia third lefty in 3,000-strikeout club

CC Sabathia added another milestone to his Hall of Fame résumé on Tuesday, when he recorded his 3,000th career strikeout. He reached the milestone by striking out the side in the bottom of the second inning. — Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26643472/yanks-sabathia-third-lefty-3000-strikeout-club

2019 Baseball Tour

Every summer, my wife, Rachel, takes two trips as opportunities to perform and learn new ways to educate and excite her orchestra students. The first is to Minot, North Dakota, for the Dakota Chamber Music festival, and the second is to Olathe, Kansas, for the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp. While Rachel is gone, I’ve […]

Indians’ Carrasco exits due to knee, awaits MRI

Well, crap. Carlos Carrasco left Tuesday’s start after just four innings because of what the team called left knee discomfort and will have a precautionary MRI, manager Terry Francona said. — Read on www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26588808/indians-carrasco-exits-due-knee-awaits-mri

‘Please, Danny, don’t die on my watch’: An oral history of a near-death in the dugout

A year ago, Danny Farquhar was pitching for the White Sox when an aneurysm burst in his brain. Here’s how he and those around him recall that fateful day, his recovery — and his return to the mound. In my own head I said, “Please, Danny, don’t die on my watch here.” ‘Cause I’m holding […]

The 17-Year-Old Boy in the 16-Foot Boat | FanGraphs Baseball

I don’t know what happened to Gazmuri after his baseball career ended — what he did, who he connected with, even whether or not he’s still alive today. I wish I did know. I wish that we could hear the story of the 17-year-old in the 16-foot boat, the best baseball player in all of […]