Trove of Rare Baseball Cards Brings Back Sweet Memories

Well, that settles it. No mom will ever be able to throw away her kid’s baseball card collection again. I mean, how could she — after the news broke yesterday of a trove of rare cards, from the early 20th century and found in an Ohio attic, that could fetch up to $3 million? The news reports brought back memories of what I, and every kid I knew, said when we moved out of our parents’ house after high school: …

Bill Murray, Baseball’s Best Boss

This cheered us up. Bill Murray just sounds like so much fun. 

100 Years Old, Throwing Fenway’s First Pitch…. Twice

The following is a guest blog from Austin O’Connor. You can read his full piece on his grandfather here. Well, it happened. He threw the pitch. Twice, actually. After months of training, my grandfather walked out onto the field on a spectacularly sunny afternoon at Fenway Park last Saturday to toss the ceremonial first pitch on his 100th birthday. As the ballpark PA announcer ticked off the highlights of his biography – Bill Hogan, Jr., President of the Boston College class …

The Five Things I Know About Jamie Moyer

1) He started in the major leagues four months before I was born.   Jamie Moyer’s rookie card from 1986. Via Amazon, where you can buy it for $2.95. 2) My Kansas City hometown Royals last made the playoffs in 1985, before Jamie Moyer started his major league career. The last time the Royals were in the postseason, this haircut was cool. Via Flickr.  3) Know the feeling?  Unsubstantiated, but sounds right. We scanned MLB rosters – seems Jamie Moyer’s career is …

Taking Tips from March Madness: Be a Bracket Buster

If you get caught up in all this March Madness then you have to be just as stunned as the rest of the world that Lehigh beat Duke. According to ESPN there were over 6 million brackets filled out this year and not a single one picked some of these upsets. You have all these statisticians and prognosticators who just babble nonstop about who is going to win, and who is the best player and the best coach, and they think …

The Takeaway: Boomers Embrace Outdoor Activities, Team Sports

Boomers are embracing team sports and other fitness activities much more than aging Americans of previous generations did. They’re not just walking and running and joining gyms, but signing playing basketball and signing up for adult hockey leagues.