Monthly Archives: December 2018

Season’s Greetings From [Insert Team Name Here]: 2018 Edition

The Baseball Bloggess

Many of you will be surrounded this week by family and friends, celebrating the holidays.

I’ve got Editor/Husband here and three cats. The sun is out. It’s pretty low key with the Baseball Bloggess.

I’ve got time on my hands. (And, I haven’t had my breakfast.)

So, as my gift to you, I have binge-watched all 30 Season’s Greeting videos from all 30 major league baseball teams.

I watched them all.  For you.  So you don’t have to.

(And, I’ve got links to every single one.)


Spoiler Alert: The Dodgers may have lost the World Series, but they definitely won the Holidays.

When In Doubt, Have Your Mascot Do It

T.C. from theMinnesota Twinsdoes some last-minute decorating in what was probably a last-minute “oh my god, I thought you were going to do the video this year” melt down from someone’s cubicle on Friday at 5. But…

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Dodgers trade Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp to Reds – True Blue LA



The Dodgers have traded outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig to the Cincinnati Reds. Starting pitcher Alex Wood and catcher Kyle Farmer are also included in the deal.

Source: Dodgers trade Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp to Reds – True Blue LA

Back Story: 1956 Topps Baseball

SABR's Baseball Cards Research Committee

I love all aspects of baseball-card collecting, but one area of particular interest to me has always been the backs of the cards. Naturally the front design of a card set is going to be the first thing that people remember about it, but what’s presented on the flip side can greatly add to a set’s appeal, and sometimes detract from it. This article is hopefully the first of a few in which I’ll delve into what I consider sets with good—or lame—card backs.

I’ll start with the first baseball card set I completed as a child: the 340-card 1956 Topps set. This was their first set since Topps had won the war for sports card supremacy from Bowman, and it was the biggest Topps set since 1952. It’s also a very creative set, both front and back. The fronts feature a head shot superimposed over one of the player…

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