Over at @HOVG: Chris Colabello, and Links!


I forgot to post this yesterday, but there is a new “Wisdom and Links” up over at Hall of Very Good! Check it out! It contains the Chris Colabello thoughts I had, as well as some great links.

CONTINUUCAST 9 featuring @StaceGots, WBC News and a special BIZARRE BASEBALL CULTURE announcement!

The Baseball Continuum Continuucast’s ninth episode with special guest Stacey Gostulias (and her cat)! Hit play above, download by right-clicking here, follow the RSS feed here or follow on iTunes here or Stitcher here (if the latest episode isn’t up yet, it will be shortly).

The 9th Continuucast, now able to fill a NL starting lineup!


First, Dan talks to Stacey Gotsulias (and her cat) about the Yankees, New Yankee Stadium, the super-expensive seats in said stadium, the possibility that baseball may one day have ads on uniforms, baseball’s attempts at broadening it’s fanbase, and more. Big thanks to Stacey, who can be followed on Twitter at @StaceGots!


Next, Dan give his opinions on Jim Leyland being hired for Team USA in 2017.


Finally, Dan previews the next Continuucast, and makes a special announcement about another area that the Baseball Continuum is expanding into! Fans of BIZARRE BASEBALL CULTURE will want to hear this!


Music/Sounds Featured:


“The National Game” by John Phillip Sousa


“Here Come The Yankees”


The World Baseball Classic Theme


“Flight of the Bumblebee” (AKA The Green Hornet Theme) by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov performed by the US Army Band (special “Bizarre Baseball Culture” remix by Dan Glickman featuring the Pablo Sanchez Theme and clips from previous and future Bizarre Baseball Culture pieces)


The Theme from Fallout 4


All sound and music used is either public domain or is a short snippet that falls under fair use.


The schedule for the next few days!


The following teams are currently done in “30 Teams, 30 Posts”: Giants, Orioles, Phillies, Mets, Mariners, Yankees, Blue Jays, Rays, Braves, Astros, Diamondbacks, Marlins, White Sox, Cubs, Red Sox, A’s, Royals, Reds, Angels.

That means the Indians, Tigers, Twins, Rangers, Nationals, Brewers, Pirates, Cardinals, Rockies and Padres are still out there in “30 Teams, 30 Posts”.

And that will be the schedule. In addition, you can expect the latest Continuucast, featuring (at least) three guests!

Starting tomorrow: Multiple “30 Teams, 30 Posts” a day!

There are 16 teams still left to do in “30 Teams, 30 Posts”. But, time is getting short and there are fewer than 16 days until Opening Day!
So what’s going to happen?

Simple: Multiple posts a day almost every day, starting tomorrow!

Here’s the schedule for the next four days:

Friday (March 25): Red Sox, Athletics

Saturday (March 26): Mariners, Cardinals

Sunday (March 27): Marlins

Monday (March 28): Reds (in “Wisdom and Links”) and Indians



An @HOVG Addendum: The biggest baseball alum of NCAA Snubs

Over at Hall of Very Good, I looked at the best baseball alums of every team in the NCAA Tournament.

Consider this an addendum: the best baseball alums of various NCAA snubs!

Monmouth: The best Monmouth baseball alum is active now: Brad Brach. Three other Monmouth grads have made the show, however. They are Ed Halicki, Bob Hooper, and Tom Kelly.

St. Bonaventure: This is an easy one, as John McGraw played for (and coached) Bonaventure in the 1890s, even though he already had played a bit professionally (the idea of the strict separation of amateur and professional was not yet completely solidified). There’s also some evidence that Hugh Jennings was involved with Bonaventure, but it’s not listed at Baseball Reference. Danny McDevitt is the most recent MLB player who was a Bonnie.

St. Mary’s: Hall of Famers Harry Hooper and Hank O’Day are St. Mary’s grads, although I’d give the edge to Hooper. Honorable mentions: Von Hayes, Gus Triandos, Duffy Lewis, Tom Candiotti, Dutch Leonard, and Mark Teahen.

South Carolina: A baseball power in recent years, I’d say Brian Roberts (who had transferred there from UNC) is the best Gamecock alum, although you certainly can make arguments for Dave Hollins, Mookie Wilson and Bill Landrum. Current Gamecocks include Justin Smoak, Steve Pearce, and Jackie Bradley Jr.

San Diego State: Tony Gwynn. Done. (Other alums include: Stephen Strasburg, Graig Nettles, Mark Grace, Tony Clark, Harold Reynolds, and Dave Roberts.)

Valparaiso: Lloyd McClendon, apologies to guys like Al Pilcarik and Freddy Spurgeon.

So, there you have it. Make sure to go to Hall of Very Good to see the best alums of those who DID make the bracket.


The schedule this week….


March means the return of daily (or close to it) postings!

Tuesday: World Baseball Classic Update and a “30 Teams, 30 Days”

Wednesday: “30 Teams, 30 Days” and a new “Related To Somebody Famous For Something Else”

Thursday: World Baseball Classic Update (if necessary) and a “30 Teams, 30 Days”

Friday-Sunday: “30 Teams, 30 Days”, possibly another WBC Update and a BIZARRE BASEBALL CULTURE.

And, of course, who knows what else might come up?