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Baseball teams up with Castro

Baseball teams up with Castro

Cuba says the deal blocks players from signing with major-league teams if they defect. They remain the property of the regime.

January 14, 2019 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Baseball — 2015

Baseball — 2015

In my youth it was said, Washington was first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League. Now they are in the National League and favored to win the big one

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum, Top Box | Read More »

Safe at home

Safe at home

For 11 years, I’ve been playing America’s pastime, and for 11 years the ‘Great Game’ has treated me well.

July 14, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Baseball predictions — 2012

Baseball predictions — 2012

Should you try to quote any of this at the end of the season just to humiliate me, I will simply say you’ve taken it out of context. Why not? Works for the political class.

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

They’re taking our town away

They’re taking our town away

The ball field is still in place at our town recreation center on the bayfront. I see that its future looks dim. There are no Little Leaguers here any more.

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

‘Take me out to the ball game’

‘Take me out to the ball game’

The Bradenton Marauders are the Class-A-Advanced affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and play a full season at McKechnie Field, a half-mile west of U.S. 41 on Ninth Street West at 17th Avenue West. Catch a game just about any day, a great way to spend a summer day. Call (941) 747-3031 ext. 4029 for information.

July 29, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »

Annual baseball predictions

Annual baseball predictions

Baseball predictions are much riskier than offering opinions on such mundane items as politics or the fate of the Republic. As friend Dick Hershatter once said during one of our periodic disagreements about global warming, neither one of us will be around to see who is right. Needless to say, all of us hope to be around in November

April 10, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

All-avian spring training on LBK

All-avian spring training on LBK

Sarasota and Bradenton host the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates for spring training. This spring, LBK will have its own team, the Snowbirds of the All-Avian Baseball League (AABL). They will play their games at Durante Park. If birds could run, throw, catch and steal bases, this is what an all-bird baseball team would look like position by position

March 5, 2011 | Posted in Key Life | Read More »

Florida’s all-bird baseball team

Florida’s all-bird baseball team

Can you picture an all-bird baseball team? With some first hand knowledge of Florida’s resident birds, a limited knowledge of “the national pastime” and a hefty dose of imagination, this is what the Sunshine State’s all-bird baseball team would look like if birds could field, run and throw.

August 27, 2010 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Baseball 2010

Baseball 2010

The Orioles had a great Spring Training season in Sarasota and, for those of from the Washington-Baltimore area, just having the Orioles in town brought back memories. My first chance

April 7, 2010 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »