Gimbling in the Wabe – Peanuts and Crackerjacks

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This is my favorite time of year.  Baseball season.  Early spring, and it’s still cool out.  We’ve yet to hit the heat and humidity of summer.  So far from October, and the post-season, there is still hope in the air, regardless of the team’s record so far.  This year, for my team, it’s a scant [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Beer and a Brat

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This week, a friend gifted me with tickets to the Twins game that happened to fall on the day I normally would be writing “Gimbling in the Wabe”. So, in the spirit of sitting back and having a good time, I am re-running a “Gimbling” that I wrote in 2013 outlining my love of the game. Thanks, Stacy! [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Extra Innnings (or, How Do You Play the Game?)

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In honor of the Major League Baseball Game, played earlier this week in Cincinnati, I am resurrecting a 2013 Gimbling in the Wabe, which was the final installment of a 3-part rumination on my love sports, but especially baseball. It’s not whether you win or lose It’s how you play the game. From 2004 until [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Better Than Winning

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So now we have the brouhaha over how much punishment – if any – should be given to the New England Patriots for using underinflated footballs during the AFC Championship game.  It’s been proven that they did it, even if Head Coach Bill Belichick says he knew nothing about it (of course, no one believes [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Extra Innings: How Do You Play the Game?

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It’s not whether you win or lose It’s how you play the game. From 2004 until 2010, Nick Punto played for the Minnesota Twins (he now plays for the Dodgers, after a stop in Boston and another in St. Louis, where he won a World Series ring).  A utility infielder, he was a favorite of [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Late Innings: Beer and a Brat

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It is my belief that in order to truly enjoy baseball, you need to have experienced baseball.  That doesn’t mean you need to have played it, but you need to have at least watched it live.  Major League baseball or collegiate, semi-pro or minor league, high school or even church league or city league ball [….]