World War I soldiers playing baseball.
26th Infantry, 1st Division, baseball team.
The Famous 805th Base Ball Team.
Red Sox vs. White Sox, U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL. May 20, 2013.
Submitted by @brokenfuses
Raymond Pettibon has a whole load of baseball bats. (That bit starts around the 3:00 mark.)
A new infographic-y kinda thing looking at the events following George Brett eating crab legs at Kokomo’s at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jason Giambi, 1990 Alaska Goldpanners.
Here’s my post for Getting Blanked about my visit to the Mexican League’s All-Star Game:
Every day I’m shufflin’
That moment when you realise that the song stuck in your head is a) a song that you don’t know the title of or who the artist is, and b) you only know it because it’s some player’s walk-up music.
Diablos Rojos’ first baseman, Japhet Amador is your 2013 Liga Mexicana Home Run Derby campeón. Now the proud owner of the world’s greatest trophy. And, y’know: that jersey, too. Girl to his right seemingly couldn’t give that much of a shit. (Source)
My new cap. Oddly, even though New Era was one of the sponsors of the Mexican All-Star game, the caps on sale in the store at the park were made by a company called Elsiglo.
I went to the Liga Mexicana’s Juego de Estrellas in Oaxaca at the weekend. Fun times in the sunshine. All of the teams’ mascots were there, goofing around in outfield foul territory while the game was going on. Anyway, as I left the park, a handful of mascots were there by the exit, without their heads, holding Tupperware tubs with coin slots cut into the lids, asking for tips. It felt wrong seeing the men behind the mascots, but then I saw the guy who plays Rocco, mascot of the Diablos Rojos del México (my favourite Mexican team). I put some coins in his slot. He noticed my Diablos hat, and we fist bumped, and he said “Gracias, amigo.” It was kind of the best moment of the weekend.
The Zona Sur All-Stars beat Zona Norte 11-2 (box). Home field advantage blah blah, just like MLB.
Dennys Reyes, currently pitching for Diablos Rojos del México. Owner of a face. (Source)
For once an athlete taking off his hat, shoes, and shirt for a fan doesn’t lead to scandal. Instead, Matt Kemp gifted those to a disabled fan when the team was in San Francisco last week.
And that’s why Matt is the MVKemp of my heart (to shamelessly steal David Temple’s phrase.)