|Subject: Vintage Baseball|
Date: Wed 25 Oct 2006
Today's article on the old Massachusetts game has prompted this email. I am a faculty member at Tabor Academy in Marion and I spend most of my time teaching mathematics, calculus to be specific. During the second semester, however, I offer an English elective course called "Baseball in American Society." I will attach a small syllabus. In a portion of the course, we discuss the origins of the game and the ultimate adoption of the New York rules. A couple of times, we try our skill at the game as played by the Massachusetts rules. The kids enjoy the softer ball, the old bat and the prospect of "soaking" the runner. My intent is to invite visiting speakers as you will gather by reading the syllabus.
I would like to invite you to become one of the outside speakers in the Spring and I would also like to contact Mr. DiCicco-Carey and perhaps, attend his informational meeting on Saturday. Your columns on baseball are welcome reading and I look forward to hearing from you.
|Subject: Nixon leaving the Sox?|
Date: Sun 1 Oct 2006
You are shooting the gun way too early my friend. He's a mediocre player everywhere except hussle and fielding. Not to mention that he has been injured a lot the last few seasons. I don't even know if anyone else will want him. Willy Mo is more likely than not going to be playing right next year with the way his bat has been exploding at the end of the season. I think Trot will be on the bench next year as our utility outfielder, since no one else will want him. Wouldn't that make more sence then him leaving to minor leagues? Willy Mo will be taken out in late innings when we have the lead for Nixon as a defensive replacement. I just realy can't see anyone wanting an old guy that has a slumping bat as of late and an injury record to come over to their team. He's an outfielder without power numbers at the plate. I guess someone may be wanting a questionable #7 hitter but so far I haven't really seen people jumping all over opportunities like that, though he does have the experience and veteran leadership. It just doesn't make sence, I think he will be a bench red sox player next season, maybe the marlins i guess, or his time is up and I tip my cap and say farewell to baseball, it has been great, show your ring with pride
|Subject: Red Sox|
Date: Tue 3 Oct 2006
Nice column. First person to acknowledge that the Sox are closer to the Os than the Jays. From the all-star break on, Cora, Gonzo, Trot all hit under .200. Youk lost his power(.381, slg + .258 BA). So many holes and very few options. Theo will earn his salery over this winter.