Coming up this week…


Coming up this week on the Continuum:

  • Another Bizarre Baseball Culture 2.0
  • A “Famous for Something Else”
  • Maybe something else as well.

Coming up…

After another bit of a hiatus, I’m going to get going again. Here’s some stuff you can expect in the coming days and weeks:

  • Bizarre Baseball Culture 2.0. Many of my Bizarre Baseball Culture posts from years past were done in a bit of a sloppy manner. If you go back, you’ll find plenty of grammatical errors, including in the very introduction of the feature (In Bizarre Baseball Culture, I take a look at some of the more unusual places where baseball has reared it’s head in pop culture and fiction) and other places. This is partly because A) I was still younger and inexperienced, and B) I was approaching it with a sort of laid-back vibe and perhaps wasn’t taking the actual writing portion as serious as I should have. Bizarre Baseball Culture 2.0 will involve me revisiting some of the best/worst pieces of Bizarre Baseball Culture and updating them to fit my standards and also to reflect changes that have happened since.
  • That damn mascot post I’ve been working on-and-off on for months.
  • A return of “Famous for Something Else.”
  • Possibly some more “Glick on Gaming.”

Stay tuned!

Two neat links and a look at what is ahead

We start today with two neat links, both about diamonds. One from the present, one from the past.

The first is this article from Emma Baccelieri on the Long Time, a sandlot ballfield and performance venue in Austin with idiosyncratic rules and a deep love of the game. Home of the amateur adult-league Texas Playboys (which includes the architect of the field), the games held there raise money for local causes. A fascinating read about something I’d never heard about until today.

The other is an article at Atlas Obscura by Jonathan Goldman about the Dyckman Oval, a venue in northern Manhattan which was the center of Black Baseball in New York City until its late 1930s. Now covered by housing, playgrounds, and community center basketball courts, it’s a forgotten part of New York City’s baseball and Black history, without even a historical marker to indicate that it was once a stadium that often had people like Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Fats Waller sitting in the stands. Hopefully something is done to change that.

Moving on now to what you can expect in the coming days and weeks:

  • Tomorrow, there will be a tradition unlike any other; My bare-bones no-explanations-given postseason predictions.
  • Reactions to the postseason.
  • An incredibly stupid thing about mascots, which is to say it’ll be amazing.
  • Ruminations on the ultimate baseball trip that I’d have if I had several million dollars and/or a bunch of sponsors.
  • Possibly finally the first “Glick on Gaming” segment.

Thank you coming to the Baseball Continuum, see you again soon!

Coming up in the week ahead…


Coming up in the week ahead, here’s what I have planned (it is, of course, continually subject to change):

  • An incredibly stupid thing about mascots, which is to say it’ll be amazing.
  • Something also quite stupid/amazing that is not quite a return to Bizarre Baseball Culture but is somewhat adjacent to it.
  • Possibly finally the first “Glick on Gaming” segment.

And, of course, there could be new things if inspiration strikes.

The possible week ahead


Here’s a possible look at the week ahead on the Continuum. As always, this could change due to… life.

  • Another post on possible neutral field game sites (similar to this post), this time focused on international possibilities.
  • Possibly the first true “Glick on Gaming”.
  • Ruminations on how the Little League World Series is a lot less fun without the international teams.

Stay tuned!

Change of plans


Due to some other stuff going on with me as well as a strike of inspiration, here’s the updated schedule for the blog:

  • Tomorrow (Friday), there will be a post about other possibilities for neat neutral-site games similar to the Field of Dreams game set to be played tonight.
  • After that (Saturday), there will be a post about morning baseball.
  • On Sunday, there will be a neat link.

Thank you for coming to the Baseball Continuum!

Looking ahead…


Last month (July) was the most-visited month at the Baseball Continuum since 2019! Thank you!

Here’s what you can expect in the coming days:

  • The “What If?” on the Sydney Olympics baseball dream team.
  • Thoughts on early morning baseball.
  • A neat link!
  • Another neat link!

And, of course, there may be more as well…

Introducing “Glick on Gaming”

Back on the 4th of July, I said that that I wanted to start doing some non-baseball stuff on here as well.

This new feature, Glick on Gaming, is one such feature.

As the name suggests, it is about gaming. Video gaming, to be more precise. It’ll be an irregular feature with no real schedule, basically coming along whenever I finish a video game or want to talk about it. The form it will take will also be highly variable: sometimes it could just be a few short lines, other times it may be a long essay, review, or rumination.

Among the games you can expect to see covered in the opening parts of the feature are Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Kingdom Hearts, and Red Dead Redemption II.

So keep an eye out!