Archive for August, 2009

Magic Man overcomes biggest gaffe of year to finish second (2009-8-12)

Yeah, yeah, I know. We should lead with the winner, but first a story: Late in September 1908, in the midst of a pennant race, Fred Merkle stood at first base while a teammate held third as the New York Giants tried to break a 1-1 tie against the Chicago Cubs. Two were out when [...]

Peel-Out stays put (2009-8-7)

As you might expect from someone with a nickname of Peel-Out, Andy Vinson is on a roll. Young Peel-Out has registered 30 points in his past four starts — including three firsts — to claw his way into second place alone in the standings, just eight points behind long-time leader Hoot Vinson. The Aug. 6 [...]