Posts in category: Writers Journey
There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?

Don’t you just love it when old friends come home? On July 31, 2015, Jim (better known as GCRL to many in the baseball card blogging community) made his final post on the Garvey Cey Russell Lopes blog. He had been an active blogger since September, 2008, and was a great trading partner. He continued […]

R.I.P. Prince

(June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) Music icon Prince has passed away at his Minneapolis home.

Six new hats for each team revealed

Chris Creamer reported on a ton of new hat and jersey designs yesterday. Here’s what the new Reds hats, worn for special occasions, will look like: So atrociously ugly. I’m glad I’m not a sportswear collector. Had these images been released on the first of this month, I would have expected an “April Fool’s” follow-up […]

R.I.P. Merle Haggard

(April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) Country music icon Merle Haggard passed away today on his 79th birthday. He had been battling illnesses for quite some time, and cancelled several concerts recently due to bouts with pneumonia. I was going to see Haggard several years ago in Gatlinburg during a Duke of Hazzard fan […]

2016 TWJ cards are here!

Andrew McCutchen debuted as card #1 in the 2016 TWJ set yesterday, Tim Hudson showed up on a “Final Tribute” earlier today. For at least the first couple of weeks, two new cards will show up each day at TWJ cards on tumblr. Dallas Keuchel and Joey Votto are scheduled for later today, and then […]

LOYO, Obamacar, and otter café: new words in

The most recent update to sees a host of new words added from the worlds of politics, popular culture, and social media. You can see ten highlights from the update below. In each case, clicking on the word will take you through to the word’s new dictionary entry, where you can see full definitions, […]

R.I.P. Andy Newman

(d. March 30, 2016)

Pianist for Thunderclap Newman, Andy Newman passed away yesterday at the age of 73.

Another baseball tune for you today…

The Les Brown Orchestra recorded “Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio” in 1941. The song predicts, “Our kids will tell their kids his name.” Have we done that? Are we preserving the history of the game as we should?

Baseball players who also (for lack of a better word) sang

Most of us are familiar with Jack McDowell‘s exploits as a guitar player, or Bernie Williams‘ love for jazz and the guitar. And of course, Bronson Arroyo put out a CD of grunge covers. But before them all, Ron Cey released a single, “One Game at a Time.” I can’t even begin to describe this […]