Posts in category: Writers Journey
Characters from the Diamond: Wild Events, Crazy Antics, and Unique Tales from Early Baseball by Ronald T. Waldo (2016)

[Review by TWJ contributor Jim.] Characters from the Diamond by Ronald T. Waldo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016 278 pages Baseball, at its root, is a game, it’s meant to be enjoyed and to have fun. It’s hard to remember that as the great game of baseball has turned into a business that turns many […]

R.I.P. Nick Menza

(July 23, 1964 – May 21, 2016) Former Megadeth drummer who played on some the band’s biggest albums, including 1992’s Countdown to Extinction, Nick Menza passed away Saturday night after suffering from heart failure while performing a concert with OHM.

Topps Now ignored the biggest opportunity of the season

Jake Arrieta‘s no-hitter was awesome. Max Scherzer‘s 20-strikeout performance was epic. But neither of those events approached the magnitude of “The Punch.” After a supposedly “dirty slide,” Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor clocked Toronto superstar Jose Bautista and Twitter absolutely EXPLODED. Everyone was talking about “The Punch,” putting both a positive and negative spin on […]

A pleasant surprise

When I went in to work Friday, there was an envelope in my work mailbox. The work mailbox is not used a great deal by me, other than to store my headset and some other random papers that may someday be important. So I was a little surprised to see an envelope inside. This was […]

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 […]