Tag Archives: “Baltimore Orioles

Charley Finley of the A’s Won It All, Then Lost Even More
Baseball and Football

Charley Finley of the A’s Won It All, Then Lost Even More

Charles O. Finley, owner of the Kansas City/Oakland A’s was one of the most innovative owners ever. But his biggest changes were unintentional, driven by his ego and greed, and they forced him out of baseball.

A Comment on A Title, not the Book
Baseball and Football

A Comment on A Title, not the Book

Mickey Mantle was boyish when he started with the Yankees, like many players from previous eras. Players aren’t boyish that way any more, but calling his new biography “the end of America’s childhood” is just another New Yorker universalizing a New York-specific experience.

How Do You Say Budweiser in Belgian
Quiky Stuff

How Do You Say Budweiser in Belgian

A Belgian beverage company made a hostile bid to take over Budweiser.

Grandpa taught me baseball, and baseball taught me math
Baseball and Football

Grandpa taught me baseball, and baseball taught me math

“Fathers and sons playing catch” means baseball binds generations. Grandpa Isaac tied me to Lefty Grove, and I tie my nieces and nephews to Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, and Brooks and Frank Robinson.