Today in 1857, The Only Nolan Was Born

Baseball has always had its share of eccentrics. Mark Fidrych talked to the ball. Moises Alou urinated on his hands to get a better grip on his bat. Then there was Turk Wendell, about whom the Chicago Tribune wrote: Consider this a partial list: He doesn’t wear socks on the field. He waves at the center-fielder before each inning. He brushes his teeth between innings. He makes...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Gopher Hockey Noobery

What I know about Gopher hockey could fit on the back of a postcard to Bison Dele, but I feel like we need to take notice here.  I know literally zero, so let's see what I can learn in one evening of internet study.  Obviously I'll form opinions with no real knowledge behind them like usual. Minnesota is the #2 team in the country behind something called Quinnipiac. ...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Who Are Your All Time Favorite Mets?

Last night, SNY announced the Mets All Time Greatest Players at each position over their entire franchise history, it got me to think about just how different we all are. Some of us lived through the Dodgers and Giants and welcomed in the new Mets because they couldn’t stand to root for the Yankees. Some of us started watching baseball because of the 1969 Mets. While others had...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

D-Backs pitcher dazzles with his pitches, workouts

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer Trevor Bauer's jaw-dropping endeavors aren't limited to his ridiculous repertoire of 10 pitches or his freakish athletic ability. There's his dazzling pregame long toss foul pole to foul pole, his curious contortions while he stretches and the crow hops across the mound before he unleashes a 100 mph...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB's All-Thanksgiving name team

Those fascists at the National Football League would have you believe that Thanksgiving is a day specifically reserved for the sport of football, but we here at the Outside Corner know better. The Major League Baseball season may be over, but baseball can be enjoyed and appreciated any time of year, Thanksgiving Day included. To prove this to you, we've spent all day slaving...
Via The Outside Corner
November 23, 2011  |  Discuss
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