The HBP Defense Technique

Zack Greinke could have avoided a broken collarbone if the proper technique was followed after he plunked Carlos Quentin with a pitch when the Los Angeles Dodgers faced the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. It was ten years ago when the hit by pitch defense was described to me. It was the 2003 season,…

Tips for a Successful Family Road Trip

Recently, I made the drive from North Texas to the northern suburbs of Chicago to visit family during my children’s Spring Break. I have two children, a five-year-old and an almost seven year-old. In addition to my daughters, the trip in the family SUV included the family dog, a 40-pound mutt named Buster. I would…

Rain Delay Theater

In my first season broadcasting in Joliet (2002), we had two pitchers that were two of the best in the independent Northern League. Brian Mazone was a starting pitcher, and Matt Hammons was the closer. They put up great numbers, and Jack Zduriencik noticed them. At that time, Jack was working in scouting for the…