Saturday, February 15, 2014

Derek Jeter's Last Season

It's great to see a player that knows its time to go, but would you expect any else from Derek Jeter? Having announced that 2014 will be his last year this week, Jeter will allow fans to say goodbye in an awesome farewell tour. Stuff like this is good for baseball. Along with increased ticket sales at every stop the Yankee's make this year, it gets people excited about the history of the game and looking back over a body of work. Jeter was a once in a lifetime talent and another iconic Yankee. The Yankee's may have to wait a decade to find another star like this. For now, fans should just sit back and enjoy watching one of the best wind down his career. Hopefully he can finish healthy and with a descent batting average. I'm sure he will have no problem making the all-star team, but MLB should make sure he is added to the squad in his final campaign. Below are a few stories on Jeter's announcement.

Jeter Feeling Great In Precamp Workouts

How Much Does Derek Jeter Have Left In The Tank

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It's Almost Spring Training!

The anticipation is building as we get closer and closer to the beginning of spring training. I'm really pumped for the games, it is a great time to see an organization head to toe. Seeing top prospects is really had to do unless you have the minor league package or like to take road trips. This is the time of year when you can also dream about your team making the world series or the playoffs. Just think, last year at this time the Red Sox fans were the only ones who thought they would win another title. The Pirates had hope, but it had been decades since their last post season appearance. You never know whats gonna happen until you play 162 games. Here is to the up coming baseball season...

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Ralph Kiner's Passing

Back in the mid 1980's I had the great luck of having WOR on my cable system in Omaha, NE. Lucky because I was able to learn the game of baseball from Ralph Kiner and Tim Maccarver. With Kiner's passing it has given us all a chance to reflect on what makes the game of baseball great. The personalities around the game and its history is what separates baseball from other sports. Kiner made the games that I watched fan by sharing everything he knew about the sport. Below I have included a few tributes and clips from Kiners career. Will always I miss Kiner's Korner!

Kiner's Korner WOR April 5, 1983