|New-York Daily Tribune - April 15, 1899|
Ah, the sweetness that is Opening Day. A time for beginnings. A time for things to stay the same. A time for change. Baseball is like that.
I thought that this year Tony Campana would be starting for the Cubs. Nope. They optioned him to AAA Iowa. He stole 24 out of 26 attempts last year in 95 games for the Cubs. I really imagined he'd have a spot. I guess Theo knows more about baseball than I do.
I purchased MLB's At Bat 12 for my Kindle Fire. I moved an access point at work into my building so that I got better coverage. The other guy that was using it took a sick day. You snooze, you lose. Hey, that's one of the benefits of being a system administrator.
I applied for media credentials for the Tennessee Smokies. Hope to hear back from them soon.
While tooling around MLB.com I stumbled on the Early Baseball Memory site. Much to my surprise and delight I found that I'm mentioned there a few times. A few years back I was an active part of SABR's 19th Century discussion group. I must have added some things that were worthwhile.
As I type this I've got the Dodgers/Padres game on TV. Nice to hear Vin Scully. I love the cadence of the good announcers. Telling a story, coming back to the pitch count, resuming the story. Seamless.
I came across a tweet from @jimmyleiderman about his new blog, The New York Clipper. If you like great research on old baseball (and some cricket), visit and follow.
|New-York Daily Tribune - April 13, 1899|
Oh, and a big shout out to Topher over at Crackin Wax and to Matthew over at the Number 5 Type Collection. I was involved with some card giveaways. I selected cards from the Diamondbacks to be delivered to my father. He received the packages and is greatly pleased. Thanks, guys.
Now, on to the season.