Tag: baseball

America's Favorite Baseball Movies

Farkakte Film Flashback, Film

Farkakte Film Flashback: Baseball Movies Edition

You’re probably familiar with Redbox — that’s the company that lets you borrow DVDs from a box outside the supermarket....

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: “Nailed! The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra”

Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra is a tragedy, but it is not a particularly novel one. It’s about...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – End Of The Season Rants Plus Giants World Series DVD Review

Via Bleacher Report It’s been just over a month since the San Francisco Giants won the World Series for the second time in three...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – The Giants Are The 2012 World Series Champs

In my last post, I talked about how I felt really good about game three because even after winning the first two games, the...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – Live At Game 1 Of The 2012 World Series

Thanks to a lucky break and some fantastic co-workers , I was able to attend game one of the World Series at AT&T Park. The closest...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – Sweat Equity

The thing I liked most about the NLCS match-up between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants was that it was a duel...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – Ryan Vogelsong Is Too Sweet To Be Sour

Former pro wrestler Superstar Billy Graham had one of the greatest raps of all-time. One of them could be used to describe Ryan...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – #RallyZito

After I wrote many words about Tim Lincecum and his alarming regression in 2012, I added a couple paragraphs about #RallyZito . At the...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – Cards Hold Off Giants In Game 1

The Cardinals and Giants have played in the NLCS twice before. Giants fans remember the team being up 3-2 in 1987, only to lose the next...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – Buster Hits For Us All

Giants fans have been accustomed to Buster Posey’s theatrics all season long. The probable National League MVP hit a league...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – The Redemption Of Tim Lincecum

If you’ve ready any of my baseball posts around these parts, you may know that Tim Lincecum fascinates me. He fascinates me when...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – The Giants Show Life

Early Tuesday before the Giants tried to hold on to their playoff hopes for dear life, there were whispers that Hunter Pence delivered...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – Mission Impossible

In my post after Saturday night’s debacle , I mentioned that Sunday’s game was now a must-must-win. So what is...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – SF Giants Heat Check (End Of The Season Edition)

The SF Giants Heat Check crew has covered the San Francisco Giants in an in depth fashion from spring training (my favorite search term...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – What Baseball Should Do About The Steroid Issue

I love discussing steroids. Growing up as a wrestling fan and now also following MMA closely, I feel like I’ve been aware of...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – SF Giants Heat Check (2nd Half Edition)

For the last several years, I’ve taken my kids on a bit of a baseball vacation. We head out to San Francisco, CA from our...

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Sweet Chin Muzak – Popblerd’s All-Star Starters

Once upon a time I cared about the All-Star game. Somewhere in a garbage dumpster in heaven, my old VHS tapes of All-Star games from...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The Outfield, 1985-’86

Last Saturday I discussed the global economic woes that have trickled down to many American cities in the past year, including Bootleg...

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Current Events, How Bad Can It Be?, Music

How Bad Can It Be?: Fightstarters

The point of a column like this is not to be a consumer guide, or to give “thumbs up”/”thumbs down” to the latest...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: John Fogerty, “Centerfield”

Spring is in the air, and the baseball season is still young -- which has Scott Malchus thinking about the eternal hope of the hardcore fan...

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: Dave Matthews Band, “Steady as We Go”

A winter chill crept into our sunny spring Sunday and we all donned heavy coats to go to a baseball game. Tickets to the World Baseball...

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Current Events

10 Things to Love/Hate about the World Baseball Classic

Tonight Japan and Korea will face off in a grudge match at Dodger Stadium – having already split four games over the last two weeks...

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Current Events

A-Rod: Can This Career Be Saved?

If the tallest tree in the forest cracks at the base, and everyone in the country hears it, do we have an obligation to prop it back up? Or...

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Current Events

Eight Great Ways to Piss Off a Ballplayer

A couple weeks ago, I planned a weeknight getaway down to Anaheim to watch the Angels play against their closest rival for the division...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Two Guys Named George Play Ball

In our current age of hyper-partisan combat and contempt – to which I have proven myself at least as susceptible as my fellow...