Tag Archives: Mickey Mantle

The Mick and His Beer

Yesterday I posted the above photo of The Mick to honor Opening Day. At the end, I added “Is he crushing a can of beer? Did an amazing photo just get more amazing?” Just like that, Caster, lobster extraordinaire, sent … Continue reading

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The Mick: Graceful Even in Defeat

Even though this is a dejected Mickey Mantle after a 1965 at-bat, it’s my favorite photo of him. He’s my favorite all-time baseball player. This picture shows how real he was as a person, and yet, how much larger-than-life he … Continue reading

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When Will Bryce Harper Get Drilled in the Ear Hole?

Bryce Harper, you are my Kook of the Week. My stupid computer isn’t currently allowing me to upload this video, so here it is from the boys at Yahoo. No big deal, Bryce Harper just crushing a home run ball … Continue reading

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Who Do You Wish You’d Seen Play Baseball?

This morning, Geoff Young over at Ducksnorts, posed the baseball question, “Who Do You Wish You’d Seen Play?” Immediately, Mickey Mantle came to mind…he is my all-time favorite player. Then I gave it a little more thought, I’ve seen video … Continue reading

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So long, Duke

Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider died yesterday. He was 84 years old. Edwin Donald Snider. For a couple of decades, he was a baseball god on both coasts. He electrified crowds in Brooklyn and Los Angeles alike. “My Dad … Continue reading

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