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Ramblings from 3rd Base...

Aug. 16, 2022

The Face of Covid

Let me apologize in advance, this blog doesn't contain much hobby information, the 42nd NSCC was a great event. I had an absolute blast. My previous blog goes into more detail of festivities. After a 4 1/2 hour drive home on Sunday mostly done by m…

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I attended the NSCC for the complete week and took a lot away from the event....including Covid19. Yep like many who attended the event I caught the coronavirus, at the time of this writing I am starting to feel better. For all the disdain toward…

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June 16, 2022

The Lead Up...

As we inch closer to the National, content discussing it will ratchet up and oversaturate the hobby and I confess I will be a big culprit of that.  From podcasts, guests & even photos from last year's event will inundate social media into n…

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May 25, 2022

What's going on?

What's going on?  Not just a great Marvin Gaye song. I've been in the hobby a long time, I've always said there is no pension plan or if there is one it's what you have left when the ride stops. That's why enjoying the hobby is of the upmost im…

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We all have people we know who don't like to travel too far, for work, for fun...it's not their thing, maybe it's a fear of flying or even something else. I don't fall into that classification. The once shy, scared to fly kid has grown up and frankl…

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Nov. 17, 2021

Collectible Chocolate?

I've got a thing for the 1989 Pacific Ken Griffey Jr. candy bar...but it's not just because I'm a fiend for chocolate.   In 1978 I was six years old, a fan of the Yankees and Mr.October Reggie Jackson, Reggie was the Mayor of New York...…

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July 12, 2021

Hip Hip Shohei

Yes it's a cheesy header but Shoehei Ohtani is just what baseball needs right now, in a year where runs and scoring are down, your next door neighbor fringe major leaguer pitcher just threw a no-no, Manfred is undressing pitchers on the mound, on t…

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