Salt on Pretzel: Foods I miss from PA part one

My brother came home with a bag of these, they were still warm, and not buttery like Mall pretzels. Heck, these pretzels taste good rock-hard, in the dead of winter bought from a street vendor outside of Veterans stadium after a Phillies game (but those days are over, and I really hate the corporate stadium […]

A Sad Day

NOOOOOO!!!!!! Harry Kalas has passed away. R.I.P. Harry. (I guess he’s ‘outta here’) Here’s a clip of him announcing the last few minutes of the World Series 2008. (My little brother in 1980, probably got these items at Veterans Stadium giveaway days)

Salt in Wound Mysteries Presents: Tim Lincecum

Geoge Steinbrenner rode into the All-Star game with a full medical team. Willie McCovey somehow managed to make it, even though he was unable to walk. But Tim Lincecum didn’t show up because of “flu-like” symptoms. None of the reports I’ve read simply called it “the flu.” Because, let’s face it, he’s just another kid […]

Tony La Russa is a passive aggressive fuck

Anthony Reyes is not a great pitcher. But he has the potential to be a decent starter. If only his manager and pitching coach would stop clucking like a couple of hens. Yesterday, Reyes pitched six shutout innings in his latest audition for the St. Louis Cardinal rotation. But there were dark intimations the wind […]

Spring Fever

From When the Cardinals acquired third baseman Troy Glaus he seemed earmarked for the cleanup job, a big bat protecting Albert Pujols. Then La Russa checked the numbers. Glaus is a career .238 hitter at cleanup, hitting .229 there last season. In the No. 5 spot, Glaus hits .259 (.353 last season) and slugs […]

Elmer Dessens

Between 1996 and 1998, Elmer Dessens was 2-8 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, with an ERA above 6.00. He didn’t pitch all that often, but for some reason, probably because of his first name, I seized on him as emblematic of the team’s futility. Ten years and five teams later, at age 36, with a lifetime […]