July 26, 2012

My teams night in baseball, a couple sportswriter relections and my favorite baseball movies

night on the baseball diamond in the middle of summer. The Texas Rangers pulled
one out over the struggling Boston Red Sox 5-3 in Texas to take two out of
three in their series and Nelson Cruz had a game clinching home run in the
eighth inning. The Rangers take a 5 game lead in the AL West over the Angels
and Athletics who are competing for the two AL wildcard spots. Meanwhile the
Red Sox fall 5 games out in the wildcard. Boston needs to get it together to
make the playoffs but we’ll see what happens.

other action of interest to me the Pittsburgh Pirates salvaged a win in their
series with the Chicago Cubs to remain atop the NL wild. card race and the
Pirates are 2.5 games back of the Cincinatti Reds in the NL Central. The Cubs
aren’t going to the playoffs this season and neither are the Milwaukee Brewers
who lost their 6th game in a row all in heartbreaking fashion
especially the last three in Philadelphia where they lost big late inning leads
against the Phillies. Finally the Dodgers and the Cardinals are fighting for
respect and to make the playoffs. The Cardinals pulled out a 3-2 win in 12
innings on a Rafeal Furcal base hit and spoiled the Dodgers debut of newly
signed third baseman Hanley Ramirez who they acquired from the Marlins.

that’s the night of my favorite teams in baseball and before I go I want to
mention a few other things. First I want to support my friend Elichap with her
new ELI Sportsblogger Facebook post and I hope it’s a great success. I also
want to mention the late Jessica Ghawi a 24 year old sportsblogger who was
gunned down in the recent Colorado movie shooting. She was also known as
Jessica Redfield and had narrowly missed being killed in the Toronto shooting a
month ago. It was a terrible tragedy along with all the other people who lost
their live or were injured or scarred in the shooting.All the tragedies were
horrible and so sad of course but this Jessica girl was a sports writer and
blogger with aspiring dreams like me and many of you so we’ll continue the dream
in her honor. RIP Jessica Ghawi.

I’ve also been watching some of my favorite baseball movies. The Rookie
starring Dennis Quaid about Texan pitcher Jimmy Morris who made the major
leagues in his late 30s. Fever Pitch with Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barymorre about
a Red Sox fan who tries to find a way to combine his Red Sox passion with
romance. Great Fenway Park baseball shots in this movie. It makes you feel you’re
at the game especially if you’ve never been there as I haven’t. The Natural
with Robert Redford Roy Hobbs and do you know they play the Natural theme
whenever a Texas Ranger player hits a home run at home. Field of Dreams with
Kevin Costner is a wonderful baseball fantasy movie. It makes you want to go
back to Iowa of all places and celebrate the simple roots of baseball with the
baseball ghosts that inhabit there. These are my favorite baseball movies. What
are some of yours and thanks always for reading. Talk soon. Bratman






  • page 3 if your scoring??? finding this?? the natural was a great basebal flic however gota little soap opera ish at times....
  • I soooo enjoy all those movies! And thanks for mentioning the FB page....don't forget to share your blogs on there, too. Since very new...will be awhile before we begin to get some commenting....hopefully some likes. Still researching about linking ~ possibly an ad of sorts to let people know it's out there. Check out the events, too!! So many ups and downs yet to be seen in our baseball world, but now!! we are getting down to the serious! LOL.... Have a great day and great blog! Always, Eli-B
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  • LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH, it's not that bad! hehehehe...is it??!!
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