The lockout blues? Stay positive with the ~ activities ~



Hungry for baseball content in the offseason?

What a ridiculous question; if you are reading this, it is exactly why are you here. As a huge baseball fan myself, I can attest to the emptiness that grows from within when the game we love is on hold. Honus Wagner Hornsby, Rogers has been staring out the window for several consecutive months as he waited for spring.

We can do better in the 21st century.

Did you know that baseball is played all year round on planet Earth? That minor leagues and prospects offer a dizzying level of entertainment? That video games bring you closer than ever to the experience on the ground? That team owners could turn a lockout into a labor strike and blame players for the dire consequences?

I bet not! So buckle up. The following is a handy guide for the wintering Guardians fan.

Baseball Podcasts!

Some people stand by the pool and wonder if it’s better to use the ladder or the diving board, or maybe they’ll just take a slow dip on the steps. Fear not, there is no wrong way to dive into the world of baseball podcasts.

I’ll be sharing some of my favorite baseball or adjacent baseball podcasts that might be a hope or two away from your usual appetite. So no I am not going to tell you to listen to Effectively Wild because if you are not listening to it already then you should be editing an excel file are you even working?

Anyway –

  • Take me to the ball game
    Ellen Adair and Eric Gilde – watch and rate baseball movies using the 20-80 screening scale.
  • Cleveland Guardians Fancast
    I don’t think I can call longtime member Quincy Wheeler “ours,” but he’s testing new flight feathers with a podcast on our favorite team. Some of us have even been interviewed! * gasp *
  • 99 MPH with Perci Garner
    LGFT Perci Garner talks about life. The former 2nd round pick briefly arrived on the Show as a pitcher for the then-Cleveland Indians in 2016. Episode titles include “Ben Simmons, the Yips and the Cy Young Museum,” “Baseball Behind the Scenes with Braden Webb “, and more.

Follow the lockdown news!

A lockout during the winter greatly increases the chances of having fewer baseball games. One thing to keep in mind while locking is that it is a lockdown. This means, very clearly, that it is not a strike. A strike is when the work force decides to retain its talents. A lockout occurs when the property prevents the workforce from providing their talents.

Longtime baseball writer and former lawyer Craig Calcaterra writes the Cup of Coffee newsletter and is a great resource for foreclosure news. Also, vague references and obscure reminders. It’s a good time, and Thursdays are free.

My main advice is to take a few different doses of information the same way you would for anything else. National media figures have different motivations than local reporters.

Baseball Winter League!

As you watch some of the world’s most talented athletes battle for the opportunity to one day fight for a spring training spot, it can be interesting to think about their pay.

You can keep an eye out for winter baseball shenanigans here:

Consider who is most responsible for building this game

Baseball was played in Japan not because of World War II, but because Black League teams stormed there until 1934. It was at this point that the League had a storm. noticed the rise in power and decided to send white All-Stars to Japan.

If you are unfamiliar with barnstorming, this is the only way to play the game if you were black. You found a local group of baseball players who called themselves the Giants – that’s how you knew it – and from town to town they were going, wherever people let them play.

Sometimes it meant a foreign country. Just to play the game they loved. They were the greatest ambassadors for the game we could have asked for. Are still.

To learn more about the black history of the game, Buck O’Neil goes into exceptional detail in both the Ken Burns Baseball documentary and that of Joe Posnanski. The soul of baseball. Writer Patrick Ellington Jr. also emphasizes perspective in much of his writing.

Join an OOTP Baseball League Online

Hope you understand that I am not a shill, but rather a frantic lawyer who no longer receives press copies or responses to DMs.

Either way, I can’t stress how fun the online league experience is. I only managed to join a league recently, but wish I had done so much sooner. If you know what a BBCode is then this forum will be a breeze for you:

If you are terrified of the ’90s message boards, contact us! I know there are active OOTP players in the community and I’m sure we can guide you accordingly.

Look out the window and wait for spring anyway

You can do this. But seriously, my friend, talk to someone.



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