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Top of Mind Thursday November 1, 2018: Stretch No More

Yesterday afternoon, Willie McCovey, legendary Hall of Fame first baseman for the San Francisco Giants for many years, passed away at the age of 80. The 6 foot 4 inch McCovey (nicknamed “Stretch”) teamed up with outfielder Willie Mays to … Continue reading

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Top of Mind Thursday October 1, 2015: It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

The words of the inimitable Yogi Berra echoed in my mind on Tuesday, when my world champion San Francisco Giants were officially eliminated from this year’s post season play. Yogi,who died last week at age 90, was an 18-time All … Continue reading

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Top of Mind Thursday April 3, 2014: The Magic of Opening Day

This week marked the launch of another season of Major League baseball. After a long winter for teams who didn’t make the post-season and the tribulations of spring training, each April the baseball season starts anew. Thirty teams are a … Continue reading

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Top of Mind Thursday August 8, 2013: The Dirty Dozen

This week Major League Baseball handed out suspensions to a baker’s dozen list of players for using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Twelve of the thirteen, including 3 All-Stars, accepted their suspensions without question. The 13th, Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) is contesting … Continue reading

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