“That’s the place where all the shittiness happens,” said the child’s father, Lee Tendering, adding that the Cubs have been fucking up at Wrigley Field for almost 100 years. “Your grandpa used to take me here to watch the Cubs suck when I was a boy, and hopefully someday you’ll bring your son here to watch the Cubs suck.”—
“As far as I’m concerned, (Hank) Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball … what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He’s never received the credit he’s due.”—Mickey Mantle (via mightyflynn)
Almost four years ago, I started Old Time Family Baseball on a whim. Sitting at home after some minor surgery, watching a Royals game on MLB.tv, and missing my roommates after moving to Los Angeles, I started this, hoping that it would be nothing more than a way for us to keep in touch.
Wow! Great for Mike, sad for tumblr. He is great to work with and has done a wonderful job combining humor and baseball over the last four years.
“It’s just like Seinfeld. ‘You can TAKE the reservation, you just can’t HOLD the reservation.’”—Howie Rose, Mets radio announcer, referring to the Mets’ inability to hold a lead having scored in the 1st inning of all three games this season. They lost the first two to the Nationals.