Home Run Derby, Bat Dog


Earlier this week, the baseball world paid tribute to Home Run Derby, the Bat Dog of the Trenton Thunder who died after a bout with cancer. In memoriam, Ben Hill of milb.com wrote a great piece today on baseball’s bat dogs. The Trenton Thunder announced that they will celebrate Derby Day on January 26th, Derby’s birthday.

 

Just to cheer us up a little, here is some adorable footage of Gleyber Torres playing with Derby and his son, Rookie:

 

Thanks for the memories, Derby! May you now get all the dog treats you want!

~ baseballrebecca

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Celebrating National Bobblehead Day


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Bobblehead Museum at Marlins Park, ca. 2012

Yesterday was National Bobblehead Day, which was celebrated around baseball with entertaining tweets and posts about everything bobble-related. One thing that always comes to mind on National Bobblehead Day is the amazing bobblehead collection that was on display at Marlins Park. With the selling of the team to Derek Jeter and his investment group, 900 of those bobbleheads left with the previous owner Jeffrey Loria. Loria has donated those to the Baseball Hall of Fame. However, 300-400 bobbleheads in the Marlins’ Museum were not part of Loria’s personal collection and will remain on display at Marlins Park.

While its still early for the annual Bobble List, there are a few teams that have released their preliminary promotions schedules, which, of course, include bobbleheads:

Happy Belated Bobblehead Day!

~ baseballrebecca

Best of the Week: 12/31/17 – 1/6/18


It feels great to start off the new year with new blog posts and the Best of the Week! With bitter cold temperatures, blizzards, and that post-holiday let down, it might not how been the greatest week for some. But at least we had baseball teams to cheer us up with their best snow pics:

Got Gingerbread?


As preparations are underway for the upcoming holidays, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minor League Baseball each shared photos of what have to be the best gingerbread houses – or rather, stadiums – EVER!

Enjoy!

~ baseballrebecca

Best of the Week, 9/3-9/2017


Garabez Rosa of the Bowie Baysox was named Eastern League MVP this week! Congrats, Garabez!!

Stat-urday, 9/9/2017


Alec Asher pitched for the Bowie Baysox in the first round of the Eastern League playoffs yesterday. He pitched 1.2 innings, gave up 5 hits and 3 earned runs, racking up a 16.20 ERA for his efforts. The Baysox lost 8-4. 


What I don’t understand is why was he pitching for us in the first place? Asher pitched in only 34 games all season, none of them with Bowie. The time he spent in the minors this year was with the Orioles AAA affiliate, the Norfolk Tides. And he only pitched in 10 games with them. 

Was Asher our consolation prize for the O’s taking Austin Hays from us right before the playoffs? I wouldn’t begrudge Hays his MLB playing time, but we’d like to have him for the playoffs. 

The Baysox have lost the first two games of the 5-game series to the Altoona Curve. The series continues in Altoona tonight. 

 ~ baseballrebecca