A Lost Art

Let’s admit it, how many of us go to a ball game and pay attention to every pitch? There are so many distractions these days, between your kielbasa and beer, the extreme graphics on seemingly acre sized HD scoreboards, checking our email and Facebook, or even just hanging out with friends. Yours truly is included…

Old Bay, American history, crab cakes, and oh yeah, some baseball

(Editor’s note: this is a repost of my April 25th posting on my old blog site, all-things-ed.blogspot.com) The last two weekends have been interesting, taking me to see two of the Baltimore Orioles affiliates, the Bowie Baysox and the Frederick Keys. I’ve had the chance to sample food and drink flavored in Old Bay, visited…

Rain delay and real men

My minor league team and stadium review took a detour this week as I went to Nationals Park in Washington, DC to see the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Washington Nationals. The Rays and Nats had a home and home 4 game series this week, splitting two games in St. Petersburg before moving to…

Kranepool wins game for Mets in the 8th

Good evening baseball fans and fellow fans of Ed. In case you didn’t notice the name of this blog, All Things Ed, it’s a tribute to my baseball hero while I was struggling with the Mendoza line in little league: Ed Kranepool. I wish I could say that Ed and I have a deep and…

A rainout but not a washout

This week’s stop on the magical minor league mystery tour took me to Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, MD, where the Hagerstown Suns were looking to exact revenge against the Lakeland Blue Claws after Saturday’s 9-1 loss. But the baseball gods felt it was a good day for rain, and after a rain delay of 1:05,…

A Not-So-Hidden Gem of Baseball History and Fokelore

The answer is birthplace of Max Klinger and the “no springs, honest weight” company, home of Tony Packo’s, and two major league baseball franchises. The question – what is Toledo, OH? Wait a minute….. Toledo doesn’t have a major league team. Well, that’s partially true. Since the formation of the two remaining major leagues, the…