Saturday, November 26, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Ralph Branca

Passing: Ralph Branca

Ralph Branca, the Brooklyn Dodger who gave up one of the “shot Heard around the world” home run to Bobby Thompson died on November 23. He was 90. Branca had to live with the stigma of that game, but took it with good cheer. He was described by those who knew him as quality person. Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 26, 20168:19 pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Journeys Into Feel Good Story in Cleveland As Well

Feel Good Story in Cleveland As Well

Chicago and the Cubs are everyone’s sweethearts – and for good reason. Last World Series appearance in 1945; last World Series win in 1908. It’s been a long time. But on the other side of the match up it’s a pretty good story too. The last time the Cleveland Indians won a World Series was Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 23, 20163:40 am
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Journeys Into A Special Moment In Time

A Special Moment In Time

Hard to overstate what these days mean to loyalists on the North Side of Chicago. How many years and generations of disappointment ? Cub fans know and feel it. For the rest of us, this video recalling Jack Brickhouse gives one a bit of an idea what it’s been like over  the years – the Read Article

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Journeys Into The Fall Classic and an Ice Cold Beer

The Fall Classic and an Ice Cold Beer

It used to be that the World Series would be over by now. It’s more cider time where we are. But Major League Baseball these days is first heading into the World Series after playing a few rounds of playoff baseball. Here is a classic ad, narrated by Mel Allen,  that reminds us what baseball Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 21, 201610:44 pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Journeys Into A Dodger Farewell to Vin Scully

A Dodger Farewell to Vin Scully

On Friday Night September 23 Dodger Stadium was the scene of a classy and stirring ceremony to honor Vin Scully who is retiring from the broadcast booth after 67 years. On hand were the likes of Kevin Costner and Sandy Koulfax. A wonderful tribute video was shown as well. Finally, Mr. Scully led the Dodger Read Article

Posted by: Admin September 24, 20164:16 pm
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Journeys Into Graham McNamee Gets His Due

Graham McNamee Gets His Due

Graham McNamee was America’s most recognized national radio personality in the medium’s first decade. Though he broadcast top sports events in the early years, he recently has been overlooked and forgotten by many. That oversight was correected on December 9 when McNamee won the  Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting from the Baseball Hall of Read Article

Posted by: Admin December 10, 20152:34 am
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Journeys Into World Series Ballpark Songs

World Series Ballpark Songs

From The New York Times: “BALLPARK SONGS Paul McCartney and Billy Joel have played together at Citi Field, but it is Billy who gets the singalong every eighth inning when the loudspeakers play “Piano Man” — an odd choice redeemed a bit by the presence of a cheery Terry Collins on the scoreboard during the Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 27, 201512:54 am
Monday, October 26, 2015
Journeys Into Kansas City is in the Series too

Kansas City is in the Series too

The Mets in the World Series have many feel good stories. Terry Collins, Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores, long suffering Met fans are but a few. But I wish I could hear a bit about the Royals. In some places they are being treated like the Washington Generals (the team that never beat the Globetrotters). Though Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 26, 20155:19 pm