Monthly Archives: June 2019

Baseball Is Like Poetry. Sorta.

The Baseball Bloggess

If baseball is like poetry

And, most days I think it is,

I’d have to think a minute about

What each poem truly is …

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Dodgers Game Notes 07-01-2019

Dodgers Game Notes 6.30.19 at COL

at Colorado Rockies

Long’s Inside-The-Park Grand Slam Caps Rainiers Win

Booth, Justice and the American Pastime

We witnessed a truly rare event on Saturday night: an inside-the-park grand slam.

Shed Long blasted a drive off the fence in deep left-center at Cheney Stadium, under the video board where the shorter left field fence meets the giant wall in center, and the ball bounced away from two outfielders allowing Long and everyone else to scamper around the bases for the inside-the-parker. There was no play at home plate.

This is truly a rarity. An inside-the-park home run itself only happens once or twice an entire season. Hitting one of those with the bases loaded is rare air.

We’re trying to find the last Tacoma player to do this, and it may have been decades ago. For comparison, the Salt Lake franchise has kept meticulous records since re-joining the PCL in 1994, and they have had only one inside-the-park grand slam in 25 years (that’s for or against…

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