Tag Archives: New Market Rebels

Restructuring the Minor Leagues is Long Overdue

Baseball for me has always been about the stories, and one of the game’s best, archetypal story is the ballplayer out there in some dusty ballpark in some small American town, who gets discovered by some world-weary scout who takes … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Man

One week ago this evening (August 12, 2019) I attended “Mo’s 10th Inning,” which was the posthumous party Mo Weber threw for his friends, complete with endless trays of shrimp and an open bar. Laughter erupted constantly in various corners … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Mo Weber

Last Friday, I received news that my baseball mentor and good friend, Mo Weber had died. Mo lived a good long life, having just turned 96 on June 24th of this year. I wrote about him in three different books, … Continue reading

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Omaha Bound

One week from today, Al and I will be traveling to Omaha, Nebraska to see several games of the College World Series. This marks the tenth summer that Al and I have taken some kind of baseball pilgrimage. In 2007, … Continue reading

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This Post Is Totally Self-Serving . . .

. . .  but informative and entertaining! I will be presenting an illustrated talk on Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser on Monday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fletcher Library in Hagerstown. This talk is part of the Robert … Continue reading

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An Adventure Began Six Years Ago Today

Today marks the anniversary of one of my life’s great adventures. Six years ago today, a group of college ballplayers assembled at Rebel Park in New Market, Virginia and I was right there with them, asking questions, taking notes, and … Continue reading

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Beginnings

Beginnings can be a funny thing because quite often, we don’t know when something has actually begun. Only after time and through reflection can we realize that a particular moment marked a beginning. What we “begin,” of course, is a … Continue reading

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Aunt Mini

Aunt Mini peered at the diamond, which she certainly considered to be one of her best friends. Only this diamond was marked off in 90 foot increments and made of dirt. She adjusted her New Market Rebels cap and cheered … Continue reading

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Former Rebel George Carroll an All-Star of Sorts!

Former New Market Rebel George Carroll was one of several catchers hired by Major League Baseball to handle Home Run Derby and bullpen duties. Always an outgoing guy, George was gracious enough to do an interview with me which I … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Basepaths #4: Rebel Park in New Market, VA

In case you didn’t see the latest installment of Off the Beaten Basepaths on Seamheads.com, here it is! Episode #4 ventures up the Shenandoah Valley to Rebel Park in New Market, Virginia, one of the most scenic ballparks in the … Continue reading

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