1. Explosions, Ejections & Majick

    I had some time today before having to make it to Brickyard Park here in Oklahoma City. So I took a cab to where the "Oklahoma City Bomber" did his thing on April 19, 1995, almost exactly 13 years ago...

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  2. Sock Puppet Night

    Sunday was Sock Puppet Night at Pepsi Field for my Nashville Hounds. Don't ask me who thought it up, just like don't ask me why we had a Sunday night game when we had to leave right after to get to Oklahoma City for a Monday night game...

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  3. Rowdy Rally In Nashville

    I'm starting to really like my 2007 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8293SS trailer(http://www.alsmotorhomes.com/show.php?id=186)...

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  4. Fallout On Opening Day

    My post yesterday caused quite a stir, just like billionaire Charlie Walker expected. What's interesting to me is how so many news outlets came to the Pepsi Field parking lot to interview me here at my trailer...

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  5. Charlie And The Baseball Factory

    Joan Delaney and the NY Veterans franchise do not own the Nashville Hounds. Their relationship is one of affiliation. The Vets signed a deal to have the Hounds be their AAA minor league affiliate through 2010...

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  6. Opening Day Evening

    So the home club opened up with a victory yesterday against the Florida Keys. Good pitching by Kai Goto, going 6 innings and only giving up those 2 runs. The bullpen got nicked up a bit, but a 5 to 4 victory is still a victory...

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  7. Detours

    Just like I'm taking a detour between injury and playing again for the big boys in New York by going to Nashville, I took a detour over the weekend between Florida and Nashville by going home to New Jersey...

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  8. In Stitches

    It took 11 stitches to close the injury to my forehead. The doctor performing the procedure told me it looked like the cut was either caused by glass or scissors - very clean but kind of deep...

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  9. A Farewell To Arms

    It's been a somewhat tumultuous spring training for me personally, but until the Corey Belle/Lyman Gaye incident the other day, the rest of the team has been fairly sedate...

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  10. You Gotta Have Faith

    I mentioned yesterday how our first baseman, Cal Franklin, was a very religious man (and very big too). Every ballclub I've played for has had its contingent of "faithful" players who get together ...

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  11. Say Cheese

    Today was team picture day. By now, you've heard some of what happened. I'll fill you in on the details as I know them and try to fight my natural urge to edit. Once upon a time...There lived a baseball player named Corey Belle...

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  12. The State of Things

    One week to opening day. Kind of exciting if you're me, very exciting if you're a fan. You, as a fan, should be excited because the team looks like it could possibly be the best team we've put ...

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  13. Jimmy Scott: Thoughts on Pools

    Most of the team has put in their picks for the NCAA tournament pool, the general consensus being Duke is going to be this year's ultimate champion. I took North Carolina as my pick...

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  14. Looking For The Same Page

    We're not on the same page. The "we" in this case is me and the management of the New York Veterans. It seems that just as we start getting into a good groove, just as we begin ...

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  15. Spring Break In One Day

    We had our traditional one day off in March yesterday (after a horrible start, we're now 13 and 7; meaningless unless your team lost 93 games last year). I decided to follow the schedule and do nothing...

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  16. Reel Games

    I've been watching a lot of video of myself from when I was pitching with Chicago. Not that I feel like I can pitch with that velocity ever again, but I did have a very fluid pitching motion...

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  17. At Week's End, The Weekend

    You're probably wondering if Vanessa's "friend" Connie is her real name. Yes, it is. Long ago, when we first met, I asked Connie if she cared if I used her real name. She said no, everything about her is an open book...

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  18. Action and Reaction

    Split squad games today with half of the team taking the bus to Fort Myers. It's about a 3-hour drive. Times like these I'm happy for my veteran status. The guys had to be on the bus by 7:15 this morning...

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  19. My First (Threatened) Lawsuit, And Then...

    Vanessa told me it was bound to happen sometime, if only because of the notoriety this blog has received. I was officially given an ultimatum yesterday from team psychologist, Dr...

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  20. Connie

    Can a person you know be a stalker? What if they do it in the wide open, right in front of you, by ringing your doorbell and invited themselves in? Is that still stalking? Or just ...

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  21. The Kids Are Alright

    My relationship with my two daughters tends to rotate between time bomb explosiveness and potential death-spreading wildfire. It's rarely easy, like instant oatmeal. And usually, it's all my fault...

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  22. A Quick One...

    Yes, that was me on the mound yesterday in the 9th inning against Boston. It was my day to throw and I kind of weasled my way into throwing one inning of a "real" game; or at least as real as a spring training exhibition game can get...

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  23. 10 Seconds of Relief

    Here's something interesting that came as a result of the controversy started by my inaccurate posting from the other day: I got to speak with Felipe Castro yesterday. As you know, Felipe's mother was kidnapped in Venezuela last December...

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  24. Absent Captain

    Felipe Castro, our somewhat shy, "lead by example" $97 million outfielder, was anointed captain of the team yesterday by manager Rick Churches and GM Alvin Kirby...

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  25. Why the Mets Must Sign Bugs Bunny

    There's an old cartoon in which Bugs Bunny takes on the Gashouse Gorillas all by himself. He plays every position, throws an incredible slow ball, and has the speed and agility to scale the Statue of Liberty in order to catch a towering fly ball...

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