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Ball Fields And Battlefields, 1948

The year was1948 and a great baseball season was unfolding.

Play Ball!

The 2008 baseball season is finally here. These are my predictions:

The Joys Of Spring Training

In 1870 the Chicago White Stockings headed south to New Orleans for preseason workouts.

Winter Thoughts On The Summer Game

The Boston Red Sox will have three opening days in three different countries. The first will be in Japan on Tuesday, March 25, against Oakland.

The Grand Old Game’s Grand Old Man

He's older than any radio station and spoke before movies did. My legendary friend Ernie Harwell will be 90 years old soon.

Off-Season Musings

Shawn Green didn't provide the power the Mets were hoping for last season as he hit only 10 home runs in 446 at bats.

Fifty-Year Yahrzeit For Dem Bums

The year was 1957. Times were good here in America. The world seemed more peaceful.

New York Visit: Memories Of Scooter And More

My recent stay in New York included two trips to Yankee Stadium, one to Shea Stadium and one to KeySpan Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, the minor league club of the Mets in Coney Island.

Greenberg To Green To…Braun?

The 1947 baseball season was Jackie Robinson's first and Hank Greenberg's last. It also marked the debut of another Jewish slugger, Al Rosen.

All-Star Musings And Memories

Hope everyone enjoyed this year's All-Star Game, which was played on Tuesday this week, after this column was prepared.

Just One Pitch

Adam Greenberg holds a major league record. He was hit in the head by the very first and only pitch he ever saw - or almost saw - in his big league career.

Counting The Omer … And The Homers

While we're counting the Omer, we're also counting homers.

2007 Predictions

NL East         Mets: The Mets have the best team in the National League, with enough punch to compensate for an aging and not-so-great starting...

Kaddish For Barney Dreyfuss

"Who are you saying Kaddish for today?" one of the kollel young men asked.

Baseball Is Dull Only To Those With Dull Minds

We'll leave the serious stuff - the situation in Israel, the shidduch crisis, and other issues of concern to the Jewish community - to the other qualified Jewish Press columnists.

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