Thursday, February 16, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Out of the Park Baseball 18 will soon be released and once again the fine people from Out of the Park Developments are allowing me to give away a free early release copy of the game. Last year we had a blast reading the submissions from Out of the Park Baseball fans on what type of dynasty they would begin if they won a copy of the game. This year's contest is much more straight forward and very fitting considering some of the new features of Out of the Park Baseball 18.
The contest this year will focus on the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO. I have yet to go but it is definitely on my bucket list.
In case you haven't heard, Out of the Park Baseball 18 will now feature the data base for the Negro Leagues. You can check out more details about that feature right here.
So how can you win a free copy of the game? By simply getting the word out about the Negro League Baseball Museum. How do you do that? Simple. Go to my twitter page and look for this tweet pinned to my profile:
Simply retweet that tweet and follow @nlbmprez. and you will be eligible to win a free copy of Out of the Park Baseball 18. Happy re-tweeting and good luck.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Long before Ronald Reagan became President of the United States he was a baseball radio broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.
Reagan worked for radio station WHO out of Des Moines, Iowa and one day his Western Union telegraph feed stopped working making it impossible for him to update his listeners on the game. So what did Reagan do? Here is Reagan describing the situation that John Thorn wrote about in his blog:
"There were several other stations broadcasting that game and I knew I’d lose my audience if I told them we’d lost our telegraph connections so I took a chance. I had Billy Jurges hit another foul. Then I had him foul one that only missed being a home run by a foot. I had him foul one back in the stands and took up some time describing the two lads that got in a fight over the ball. I kept on having him foul balls until I was setting a record for a ballplayer hitting successive foul balls and I was getting more than a little scared. Just then my operator started typing. When he passed me the paper I started to giggle — it said: “Jurges popped out on the first ball pitched.”