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MLB Finally Has Achieved Complete Chaos

In my book “Pioneers of Baseball” I wrote about the uncertainty of baseball in the 1890s, fast forward to 2020 and everyday baseball is just as uncertain as it was back then. Is that good for the game? I’ll let the fans decide that one. Two days before Opening Day and

Dominic Smith or Peter Alonso or Both?

Dominic Smith has lost weight again and had a battle with sleep apnea. He’s ripping it up in spring and has deserved to stay until the bitter end and until the Mets make a final decision on who makes the Opening Day roster. Spring training stats are fool’s gold. So, I

The Yankees and Spring Training

It’s that time of year where hope spring eternal for fans of baseball teams and for Yankee fans there is a long and special history of magical and amazing moments. Just a sampling follows: 1905-1906: After spending two springs in Atlanta, manager Clark Griffith moved his team to Alabama in

Yankee Stadium, Opening Day 1961 and More

With Opening Day 2017 just around the corner, it’s just fascinating to flash back to another time, another Yankee Stadium, another cast of characters In freezing rain on Opening Day April 17, 1961 only 1,947 hardy souls showed up. Whitey Ford got the Yankees off to a good start blanking  Kansas