Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Howard Bailey had an eventful three seasons in the majors and has had quite the post baseball life. Bailey pitched for the Tigers from 1981 to 1983 going 6-9 with 5.23ERA in his 118.2 inning big league career. After baseball, Bailey excelled in another sport, skeet shooting. He was inducted into the Michigan Skeet Association Hall of Fame earlier this year. He also runs Buy Right Tape a packing supply company and owns a 10 acre blueberry farm. In the story link below, Bailey shares memories of setting off fireworks inside an apartment with Mark The Bird Fidrych, his life growing up in baseball, his Hall of Fame skeet shooting career, and life as a blueberry farmer. It’s a very good read.
A pair of pigeons decided to get a field level view of the Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays game indoors at Tropicana Field.
Our friend Tug Haines is in the tail end of his year long Minor League Baseball road trip that just topped the 23,000 mile mark. Last Friday he caught a double header between the Harrisburg Senators and New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester and witnessed two rare events. A No Hitter from Shairon Martis in Game 1 and a skunk in the outfield in Game 2. Be sure to give Tug a follow on twitter @TugHaines and check out his awesome blog chronicling his minor league baseball road trip at CasualFan.org it’s awesome.
The Tacoma Rainiers the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners partnered with Hooters for on field promotions to promote a new Western Washington location. Among the on field antics at a recent game was the Rainiers mascot Rhubarb performing this “magic trick” with the ladies.
What happens when your 19 year old son goes away from home to play Minor League Baseball? Toni Coyle, the mother of Red Sox prospect Sean Coyle offers insight into the life of a parent with a son in the minors.
Mom remains the no. 1 fan as Coyle chases the dream — MontgomeryNews.com