Hall of Fame Manager Sparky Anderson Battling Dementia

Sparky Anderson with one of the posts he used as strategic hunting blinds in the Tiger Stadium dugout.

Hugh Surratt has informed me that the legendary Sparky Anderson, who won the World Series as manager of the Reds and Tigers, age 75, has been battling dementia, as reported today by the Detroit News. […]

Advice from God (aka Umpire Doug Harvey)

Doug Harvey in action

Umpire Doug Harvey was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday, after a long career making calls of ball or strike, out or safe and whether to keep playing in rain (maybe even darkness). His speech showed the minimal and firm style of communication that enabled him to only […]