#62 The Restart

Today is August 1, 2020.  We are about a week into the restart of professional baseball, or I guess, more accurately referred to as Opening Day of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, a season that will go down as unlike any other.  At this point it is anyone’s guess if the baseball season, nowContinue reading “#62 The Restart”

#61 Uncle Jimmy

No, not that Uncle Jimmy; this is about a different Uncle Jimmy; the Uncle Jimmy you would wish for. So what do Bobby Lillis, Bill Monbuquette, Johnny Werhas and Gene Conley have in common?  That’s right, Uncle Jimmy. – Bobby Lillis was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951.  He did not make the bigContinue reading “#61 Uncle Jimmy”

#58 Magic Johnson

OK, let’s see where did I leave off?  SSOMG has taken about a two week break as a result of moving out of my office and out to Pauma Valley and then back again to host Eli and Fox, and it has been just a good time to concentrate on other things that are happeningContinue reading “#58 Magic Johnson”

#55 Dice Baseball

Ok, here’s a good one. I should have thought about this back in March when they put all the real games away. We could have started our own Dice Baseball League. During all this covid down-time we could have been playing dice baseball, instead of sitting around staring at a blank TV screen, or tryingContinue reading “#55 Dice Baseball”

#54 The Season of 37%

The what? That’s right.  Get used to it.  From now until October we will be dividing everything by .37… 60 games; Today, at last a decision was made by all of the powers that be.  Major league baseball will head back to Spring (?) training by July 1st and professional baseball will resume by JulyContinue reading “#54 The Season of 37%”

#52 The Four Musketeers

In 1625 a young man named d’Artagnan left home to travel to Paris, hoping to join the Musketeers of the Guard.  Although d’Artagnan was not able to join the elite corps immediately, he is befriended by three of the most formidable musketeers of the era – Athos, Porthos and Aramis, “the three inseparables” – and becomes involvedContinue reading “#52 The Four Musketeers”

#46 Rick Monday

Today is June 6th.  It is the 76th anniversary of D-Day; the invasion of Normandy.  D-Day, 1946 marked the largest air, land and sea invasion in history.  150,000 allied troops arrived on the beaches of Western Europe.  It was the turning point in World War II.  It allowed the allies to gain a foothold inContinue reading “#46 Rick Monday”

#43 The Holdout

1966. 54 Years ago, The Holdout happened.  It was crazy.  It was shocking.  Looking back at it, it was amazing. Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax, at the height of their careers were holding out, not agreeing to sign a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers until Walter O’Malley and the Dodgers agreed to sign bothContinue reading “#43 The Holdout”

#32 Sandy Koufax

(In case you were wondering, this is only the 28th story from SSOMG, but it seemed appropriate to number this story #32 after the Dodger jersey that Sandy made famous). Sandy Koufax is 84 years old these days; starting to make even me feel old. I remember I was at a track meet in SeptemberContinue reading “#32 Sandy Koufax”

#26 Gary Carter

So you may have been wondering why I have yet to write about Gary Carter.  I have been thinking about it.  I wasn’t really sure what angle to take, or how to start the story.  Should I lead off talking about Sandy Lahm Carter, who I first met in the 6th grade at Laguna RoadContinue reading “#26 Gary Carter”