Baseball Roundtable’s 2016 World Series Recap

Baseball Roundtable’s Game 7 Summary: It’s over, the Chicago Cubs 108-year World Championship drought has come to an end – in a Game Seven that had more twists and turns than a carnival ride.  The Cubs topped the Cleveland Indians (whose own World Series Championship drought now stretches to 69 seasons) 8-7 in ten innings.  Was it a “classic” Game Seven?  No, I’ll leave that designation for games like Jack Morris’ ten-inning complete game shutout that brought the 1991 World … Continue reading →

2017 35th Anniversary Trips – A Word from Julian

Bleacher Bums XXXV – August 3-6

Well, it didn’t take long for the World Champs to squeeze out the little guy.  The Tour Operator was ‘shocked’ to find out that there will be no group tix sold for the original weekend picked for the 35th Anniversary Tour. Yeah, yeah, yeah – the fact we’ve been watching baseball & a lot of bad baseball for 35 years at Wrigley & that we were traveling 350 miles didn’t matter.

Mark the calendar for 8/3 – 8/6. We hit Chicago, Beloit, and Appleton.

 

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Bleacher Bums XXXIV 2016 Recap

Bleacher Bums XXXIV has wrapped. Below is the “Official” recap of the trip.

You can also see David Karpinski’s daily diary from Baseball Roundtable here.

Tennessee Three Step August 12–21, 2016

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!!

10 DAYS • 7 CITIES • 2,516 miles • 9 Games • 82 innings

Peoria • Memphis • Nashville • Chattanooga • Marion • Kansas City • Des Moines

5 Leagues—American • Midwest • Southern • Pacific Coast • Frontier

7 Rivers—Mississippi • Illinois • Cumberland • Tennessee • Missouri • Ohio • Racoon

2nd Rainout* in BPT history – 2 rain delays – 2 lights out delays – 2 fireworks washouts

Hitting the streets—Beale St. – 18th & Vine – Printers Alley – Honkytonk Highway

Blues – Brews – Barbeque – Breakfast Buffets – BASEBALL

Music – Museums – Music – STEPS – Music

Monsoons – Moon Pies – Maid Rites

On-board Bloody Mary & Mimosa stations — A little Tequila not before 11

Da Rev’s Blessing & Sacrament of the Smelly Fish – Phil DeBowle – Book Swap – K-Kwiz

Cup Game – 1991 World Series –Some old-time ‘rassling’

An All Veteran Crew seeming to appear and disappear along the way

3 musical chairs/exercise ball on field events – Pat Cunningham ‘took the box’

Hamburger Races – Fighting Eyeballs – Elvis Impersonators – Marion $1 Beers
Johnny Cash vs George Jones vs Reba McEntire Race – Bob’s souvenir stash grows

KC Disco Hat – Memphis Free Hat(s) – Julian’s Panama Hat

Return of Larry-Award-winning bartender – 5 games 8-4 – Who’s got the runs?

Artist on board creates 1st “BPT-branded” greeting card

 

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Calvin: Baseball’s Last Dinosaur – A Review

Check out Baseball Roundtable’s review of the newly revised book “Calvin: Baseball’s Last Dinosaur.” Calvin – Baseball’s Last Dinosaur is ostensibly about Calvin Griffith and his 30-year tenure at the helm of the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins. But it really is about much more. It is about the Griffith family’s passion for the national pastime; it is about family loyalties and family turmoil; it’s a true rags-to-riches story; and it is a tale about the changes wrought by the ending of … Continue reading →

Reflections on 2015

2015 Howdy Folks – we had a great year – a Minor League Meander (Omaha, Sioux City & Des Moines), Rock & Roll Adventure (Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit) & then our Cuba Extravaganza!!!!  Thanks as always for your patronage, wry comments & continued love of THE GAME.  Our guide in Cuba Eliseo indicated that Cubans believe ‘Baseball is life, all else is sport’. We have to struggle a bit to hold on to that one as we watch salaries get even … Continue reading →