The Boss, “Glory Days.” Teddy & The Babe. Chase vs Yadier. 1942 Colored World Series. Joe.
“Who’d you pitch against today?”
“At San Diego today.”
“How’d you do?”
“Nettles got me, bottom of the 9th.”
I have been on a big Bruce Springsteen kick lately and “Glory Days” is one of my favorite songs by the Boss. However, I am not sure if it’s just because there is Baseball in the music video or is it that the song just absolutely rules? I am going to go out on a limb and say it’s a little bit of both A and B. I remember being very young and seeing this video and assuming that Springsteen must be a professional Baseball player in addition to being a musician. This was due to the fact that he was on the television throwing a Baseball. Trust me, it made sense at the time.
Unfortunately the Boss was not also a professional Baseball player and in fact great musicians and Baseball players do not really seem to go hand in hand. Just imagine if we had the Boss on the mound playing in the Major Leagues and playing great music? That’s the world I want to live in. Instead we get a tool like Bronson Arroyo playing some of the worse music I have ever heard. Personally, I’d rather listen to Elijah Dukes and his piss-poor attempts at hip-hop than hearing Arroyo’s music.
Well, what do we have here? The Splendid Splinter chatting with Babe Ruth in the 1940′s about the finer aspects of hitting I assume? But then again they very well could be taking part in some good old fashioned Yankees vs Red Sox trash talking. Whatever they were discussing, it had to be interesting and I would put money down that the people sitting to the right of the Babe were eavesdropping harder than they ever had in their lifetime.
This photo of Chase Headley sliding head first past St.Louis Catcher Yadier Molina is awesome and left me jumping in the air in excitement while watching the game on Thursday. I couldn’t have been happier with the way Opening Day panned out as my Padres beat the Cardinals in 11 innings in a comeback victory which left me with a smile on my face all day long.
A great photo of Game 3 of the 1942 Colored World Series. Willard Brown of the Kansas City Monarchs crosses home plate after hitting a Home Run while being congratulated by teammate Joe Greene. Homestead Grays Catcher Josh Gibson and Umpire Fred McCreary look on. Every time I find a photo like this I get more and more bitter that I will never be able to see a Negro League Baseball game…until I get my hands on that time machine I keep talking about.
Joe Adcock of the Milwaukee Braves. There are so many funny, cool, and NSFW things I can say about this photo but I won’t. All I can say is the dude was a stud and this photo captures that perfectly.