Good Old Fashioned Fun in Lancaster

Barnstorming / verb/ travel around an area appearing in exhibition sports events, especially baseball games Lancaster, PA. Most think of Amish country, chocolate, good food, horse drawn buggies, furniture…. When I think of Lancaster, I think baseball! Lancaster has long been on my places to visit for a game, and last weekend, I was able…

Diversions and Excursions: A Visit to See The Georgia Peach

A couple of weeks ago, I was driving dow I-85, heading to Birmingham, AL for a family event, and I saw a sign: Exit 177 – Royston. To most, it was just another exit. To me, it meant a much needed exit!! Royston, Georgia. It’s a small town. A VERY small town. Population of 2,582…

Warming the Baseball Soul On a Cold April Day

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a start of baseball season as cold as this season. Opening games postponed due to snow. Teams playing in frigid temperatures. Fans in parkas, three layers of clothing, gloves…. dressed more for the Iditarod than for MLB! The opening of the MiLB season, though, brought me hope. I had…

Up and Coming MiLB Executive – Craig Warzecha

I’m heading into my fourth season blogging about Minor League Baseball, visting stadiums and ocassionally giving a little history about the stadiums. My general rule is not to visit the same team or stadium more than once, but rules (like diets) are made to be broken. There’s one place in Florida that I keep going…

An Amazin’ Visit with an Amazin’ Met – Ed Kranepool

 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.” – Matthew 6:22 I recently made a trip to New York. No, I made a pilgimage to New York. To meet my baseball hero, and blog name sake, Ed Kranepool. It was the…

My Education Continues: Iowa vs Maryland

So I am a week late in posting about my most recent trip to a wrestling match. A good friend of mine said, “maybe your heart just isn’t into it?” I told her I disagreed! As a newcomer to the sport, I find it VERY exciting to watch!! I can’t believe what these athletes can…

Boy Do I Have A Lot To Learn!

The basic concept is pretty easy to grasp: two athletes, using their arms and legs, try to take each other down to the mat, and get a pin. Seems easy enough. But… What if there’s no pin? What’s this “ride time” all about? Wait, so folkstyle isn’t freestyle? There’s a mercy rule in freestyle? Any…

Because Who Would Read A Blog Called “All Things Rusty”?

“I wanted it to go a little longer, that way, I could always say that I played in a game that started in May and ended in June.” Ed Kranepool, after playing both ends of a double header in 1964, with the second game going 24 innings. “We’ve got a couple of kids here named (Ed)…

An Old Dog Does Learn New Tricks: My First Wrestling Match!

Growing up in Florida in the 60s and 70s, I had two loves: baseball and wrestling. If you have read any of my other posts (and if you haven’t now would be a great time!), my love for the game of baseball is well documented. Wrestling may shock some. And here’s the real shocker: it…