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Seeking sci-fi baseball story from my youth

I'm hoping the hive mind can help me identify a sci-fi baseball short-story I read a few decades ago, probably in the 1970's. [more inside]
posted by alms on Oct 7, 2014 - 5 answers

Optimizing group outings to baseball games

Let's say I would like to organize 6 friends to go see a baseball game. There's one problem: ticket purchases have to be done at the same time to ensure that people sit together. How is this circle squared? [more inside]
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College on Jul 31, 2014 - 13 answers

How to watch a bit of Dodger ephemera?

Is there a way I can watch a bit of a baseball game that wasn't really the game? [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on Jul 30, 2014 - 1 answer

What music is in this video about the invention of the high-five?

Help me identify the music in this great little baseball video. [more inside]
posted by lalunamel on Jul 26, 2014 - 2 answers

How in the heck can I watch Oakland A's games live?

Haven't owned a TV ever since I got a projector, but now that I'm back in the US I'd like to catch Oakland A's games on local broadcast. How to do this as cheaply as possible? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Jun 16, 2014 - 10 answers

Good daily baseball podcast?

I am looking for a baseball podcast that gives a rundown of the previous days games. The old Baseball Today used to do that, but since they've switched over I haven't been able to find anything that does this. Sounds simple, right?
posted by john m on Jun 5, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me up my pNERD (where p = player).

I play fantasy baseball in a league with friends, some of whom pay no attention and others who have baseball stats in their very DNA. I myself am moderately ok most of the time, but generally have a low-level understanding of what I'm doing, so when things go wrong my solution is usually to flail around with free agent players while watching my ship sink, week by week. I'd like to get off this plateau and actually learn more about the game, sabermetrics, etc so I can be a legit contender, but I'm lost in the morass: every resource I can find is super basic or way over my head. Help! [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on May 29, 2014 - 4 answers

We need a durable wool.

I'm a rookie member of the Providence Grays, a vintage baseball team. This season, we are having a difficult time finding a source of wool that we can use for our baseball trousers. Can anyone help me find a source? [more inside]
posted by ursus_comiter on Apr 24, 2014 - 6 answers

Did you see that ludicrous display last night?

I have a friend visiting me that wants to watch the Red Sox and so I got tickets for the upcoming Red Sox v. Orioles game in Boston (Friday, January 18). Said friend is a big baseball buff, while I only have passing interest and haven't been following any baseball closely for more than two years now. My friend won't judge me for that or anything, but still, can someone give me a quick rundown of interesting talking points for this game? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2014 - 12 answers

What are some great sports newsletters?

I'm looking for some good sports newsletters. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 13, 2014 - 0 answers

Looking for baseball in NYC

I am looking for decent afternoon or evening watching a baseball game; without all the rah-rah videos and constant music filling in all the time. The Brooklyn Cyclones have long fallen to this unfortunate trend. I don't need big stars or added entertainment.
posted by ebesan on Apr 8, 2014 - 6 answers

Cubs win World Series? ...Against Miami?

According to Back to the Future II, the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series in the distant future of 2015. If a meme started up and caused an inordinate number of people to jokingly/ironically bet on the Cubs next season, would that affect their odds? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Mar 9, 2014 - 2 answers

What are the best sources of baseball news online?

The last time I seriously followed baseball the internet was a very different place. I feel like getting back into it this season and want to know where to start with all the baseball sites out there. [more inside]
posted by edeezy on Jan 31, 2014 - 8 answers

A chiller version of fantasy baseball

Is there a more relaxed version of fantasy baseball -- preferably one that I can just play online without organizing a league among my acquaintances? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Jan 23, 2014 - 4 answers

What's This Short Story, Part I?

I once read a short story about a kid in New York. I was exposed to it in one of my college courses on the short story form, so it wasn't something I randomly stumbled upon. It was the sort of story that would probably be taught to neophytes studying the form. I can't recall if it was in our Norton anthology (don't think so; I've checked through anthologies from that era) or a copy packet. The bare facts: Brooklyn kid, I think; lived in a Brownstone; at the age when it was time to make a decision about college or work; listened to a Giants (baseball) game on the radio; lazed about in his room thinking; went for a walk (maybe at night?) because he had a big decision to make; feels to me now like the sort of thing that would have been written in the 40s or 50s. I've been wanting to reread this story for 15 years. Finally got around to writing this out and seeking the assistance of Ask Metafilter. Can anyone help?
posted by samizdat on Jan 14, 2014 - 3 answers

How do I authenticate and sell baseball memorabilia?

A couple of years ago I met Joe Torre, totally outside of a baseball context. He graciously gave me two signed baseballs, with no fanfare, just reached into his pockets and came out with two balls wrapped in tissue paper saying, "Want some balls?" Well, yes, of course I wanted them, and I took them home and socked them away thinking that someday—maybe when he was inducted to the baseball hall of fame—I would sell them. Well, Joe's been voted in, and I'd like to explore the best way to put my memorabilia on the market. I'm curious how to go about that. [more inside]
posted by saguaro on Dec 9, 2013 - 3 answers

Save me From Tim McCarver & Joe Buck

My Comcast feed and the MLB.com audio feed are about 30 seconds off. Unfortunately, the Comcast video is running 30 seconds behind the MLB.com audio. When I had DirecTV the audio was always about 1 minute behind, so it was easy to simply pause the TV until the audio caught up, then watch it off the DVR on a 1 minute delay synched to the audio feed. How can I achieve the same result pausing the audio stream via MLB.com? Linux solutions are best as my laptop runs the latest Ubuntu LTS. Android ok too if there is an app that does this that I haven't found. Please help, I just can't listen to Joe Buck and Tim McCarver for another game, let alone the entire World Series.
posted by COD on Oct 18, 2013 - 10 answers

Which uniform number has hit the most home runs?

A question that came up in discussion with my baseball-loving son: which uniform number has the most career home runs? In other words: which N gives the maximum value of the number of home runs hit by players wearing uniform N (at the time of the home run?) I was hoping one of the tools at baseball-reference would be able to compute this for me, but I didn't find it there. Some contenders are #44 (Hank Aaron, Reggie Jackson), #25 (Bonds as a Giant, Thome, Palmeiro) and #3 (late Ruth, pre-Yankee A. Rodriguez, Foxx, Killebrew)
posted by escabeche on Oct 4, 2013 - 6 answers

St. Louis Cardinals Socks

Looking for a place to buy the St. Louis Cardinals "high sock sunday" socks. Can anyone help me? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 23, 2013 - 2 answers

Searching for a poem that Pete Rose recited at his father's funeral

My mom has asked me to find a quote that she used to carry around with her after her mother died, but that she has recently lost. As she remembers it, it's something that Pete Rose recited when his father passed away. I've spent an hour searching for it, but my Google-fu appears to be weak today. Anybody have an inkling what she's looking for? My mom's question to me is inside. [more inside]
posted by NewGear on Aug 28, 2013 - 3 answers

What is the quickest way to sell a huge box full of baseball cards?

My husband has a huge box of baseball cards, many too many for me to go through or sell individually. He says they're worth around 10k or so and i need to unload them and dont know where to start. [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Aug 26, 2013 - 18 answers

Field Club at AT&T Park?

A friend and I will be seeing a baseball game tomorrow at AT&T Park -- Section FC 107, behind visitors' dugout. Other than going in by a special entrance, what are the benefits of sitting in Field Club level? I want to take advantage of the advantages, since I'm sure the tickets cost $$$$$$$$$$$$.
posted by wryly on Aug 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Baseball Card/Dice Game Identification Question

Need Help Identifying a Baseball Dice/Card Game From the 80s/90s. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 12, 2013 - 4 answers

What are some fun day time activities in the DC are for kids?

I have a ten-year-old boy staying with me for the next month in a Maryland suburb of DC. I would love to hear any and all suggestions for activities in the DC area (especially if anyone knows about any kind of baseball day camp or one day programs, anything baseball related). We have been having fun exploring the area but new ideas would be awesome. Thank you.
posted by TallyH on Jul 2, 2013 - 21 answers

Washington Nationals for the Destitute

How early does one need to be at Nationals Park to grab one of the $5 grandstand tickets for a Saturday afternoon game? They start selling them 2 1/2 hours in advance, how early do I really need to be there? First time back in DC in a couple years...they're playoff contenders now. I have been watching SeatGeek for amazing deals for other seats...but I've got graduate student money.
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College on May 9, 2013 - 4 answers

Watching baseball with out cable, satellite, or blackouts

Can I watch the San Francisco Giants this season without cable or satellite and avoiding blackouts? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Apr 16, 2013 - 12 answers

I never wear hats. But I need a hat.

So, summer's rolling around and I think I need a hat. Unfortunately, I don't 'know sports' or have high enough style to pull off a fedora/habana/or whatnot. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Apr 15, 2013 - 32 answers

Bars in Boston that play the A's game?

Hi MeFi, A friend is trying to find a bar/place in Boston that is playing the A's game (or is an Oakland A's bar)...I know, I know...most are just playing the Red Sox, but you are all the intelligentsia of what's around, so figured I'd ask you! Thanks a lot!
posted by LemonGardot on Apr 13, 2013 - 1 answer

Who threw that ball??

I'm trying to remember the name of a Major League Baseball pitcher who had a particular mannerism while pitching. Help! Baseball fan fail! [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Apr 12, 2013 - 8 answers

Take (me) Out to the Ball Game

My husband and I are hoping to catch several weeknight Nationals games this season. While Ben's Chili Bowl half-smokes are awesome I don't think I can permit myself to eat them with frequency. What are your favorite picnic/ballpark dinners and snacks that we could make a day ahead of time and eat cold? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on Apr 11, 2013 - 6 answers

Get me up to speed on baseball as quickly as possible

So I've decided, for various reasons, that I'd like to follow baseball this year. What can I read to get up to speed ASAP? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Mar 31, 2013 - 15 answers

baseball has not been very very good to my wallet

Is it legal to pay ballpark groundskeepers less than minimum wage on a "per-game" basis? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Feb 11, 2013 - 5 answers

Baseball Hat Logo Assistance

Please help me with my baseball hats - the logo/crest is "dented" [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jan 22, 2013 - 6 answers

Source, translation of inscription, artist, and other works

Can my Japanese-reading MeFite base shed some light on this delightful image? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Jan 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Do I have to print my Yankees tix?

I got some print at home Yankee's tickets. Can I just put the PDF on my iPhone and have them scan off that to get in? Or do I need to print? [more inside]
posted by chasing on Sep 15, 2012 - 10 answers

How early to buy Seoul baseball tickets?

Buying Seoul baseball tickets in advance for a group: How early? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2012 - 1 answer

MLB.com GameDay for the Flappers and Fords Crowd

I remember reading about, and maybe seeing pictures of, baseball scoreboards for people who couldn't go to the ballpark could follow the game back in the early twentieth century. I want to know everything about them. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me find the name of an obscure mlb relief pitcher?

Trying to figure out the name of an obscure MLB relief pitcher with a unique windup [more inside]
posted by aviwarner on Aug 15, 2012 - 6 answers

What are some thoughtful documentaries/long-form articles about baseball umpires?

What are some thoughtful documentaries/long-form articles about baseball umpires? I'm wondering if there's a thoughtful, well-done documentary (I'm hoping for something of the caliber of HBO's now-defunct Costas Now) or a long-form article (again, in the caliber of New Yorker or Vanity Fair) that's accessible to folks who aren't exclusively diehard baseball fans. [more inside]
posted by lamprey on Jul 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Where can I sell a rare Baseball card set that's uncut?

Where can I sell a rare uncut 1999 Braves John Rocker set of 4 cards from the Boy Scouts of America Collector's Edition framed front and back? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on Jun 23, 2012 - 7 answers

take me out to the shake shack

Help me understand baseball in time for the Mets/Orioles game tonight! [more inside]
posted by EmilyFlew on Jun 19, 2012 - 21 answers

Who's that guy?

Are you familiar with the circa 1960 Chicago White Sox? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jun 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Baseball scavenger hunt

Baseball puzzlers: I'm tasked with creating some sort of trivia/scavenger hunt to get people to walk through a baseball themed art exhibit. I'm looking for interesting alternatives to a typical scavenger hunt, the more baseball themed the better. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on May 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Find me a good Yankees bar in NYC

Where are some nice bars to watch the Yankees in NYC? [more inside]
posted by mlle valentine on May 16, 2012 - 2 answers

Keep your head in the ballgame ...

I am helping coach my son's summer all-star team and I need situational baseball videos, both good and bad examples, ideally available online and free. [more inside]
posted by donpardo on May 8, 2012 - 3 answers

What's a good birthday gift for a tween boy?

One of my friends' sons is turning 12. Help me find him a present. [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on Apr 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Take me out to the ballgame, please.

I want to learn about baseball. I've been able to crack basketball and football, but not baseball. What should I read? What should I watch? Who should I pay attention to? [more inside]
posted by kortez on Apr 16, 2012 - 39 answers

Help me talk to a 14 year-old boy about baseball.

Help me talk to a 14 year-old boy about baseball. [more inside]
posted by ebesan on Apr 12, 2012 - 20 answers

Take Me Out, Loser

[Fiction filter] A bunch of guys are sitting around a bar, watching their major league baseball team lose a game on TV. They're moaning and groaning about it. So...what are they saying? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Apr 10, 2012 - 33 answers

Take me out...

Who is your favorite MLB television announcer? The catch is, they can't be for your favorite baseball team. [more inside]
posted by Fister Roboto on Apr 6, 2012 - 31 answers

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