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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Cardinals Are Off Today After Just One Game Played! Here’s Why!

The St. Louis Cardinals opened the 2016 Major League Baseball season yesterday with a game in Pittsburgh. There are still 161 games left to be played and a lot can happen between now and then. But you can’t get to game 162 without playing game #2 next. So many of you may be asking, “Why do they play one game and have to take a day off before playing game #2?”  Well, here is your answer.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Batting Cage is Open and The Big Dog is Ready

With the advent of the 2016 baseball season upon us, the bug has been hitting me for weeks. The bug to go to the batting cage and smash some baseballs around is attacking me like I would a fastball. The bad news was that the Quincy Park District’s Batting Cage at Upper Moorman Park has been closed. The good news is that it will open for the season today at 3:30 p.m. 

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Bob Levey/Getty Images

Opening Day is Sunday and The Big Dog Has Made His Picks

Opening Day should be a national holiday for America's pastime. Thousands of Americans and Canadians will be heading through the turnstiles into ballparks as the 2016 Major League Baseball season gets underway Sunday.  

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Chicago Cubs v New York Yankees
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Quincy Native & West Point Cadet to Join Yankees’ Opening Day Ceremony

Quincy native and United States Military Academy Junior Steven Musholt is hopeful he will still be a part of the Opening Day ceremonies at New York's historic Yankee Stadium...

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Baseball with bat and mitt
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Time to Get Ready to Watch Local College Baseball

The four local university or college baseball teams are in full swing with early games being played on the road in southern locales.  As the weather warms here the teams will return home.  With that said, if you are chomping at the bit to watch some college baseball, here are the home opening dates for Quincy University, Hannibal-LaGrange University, Culver-Stockton College and John Wood Community College.

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iStock

Spring Training to Begin for Cards, Cubs, Royals and White Sox

In a true sign that Spring is not that far away, the Major League Baseball Spring Training camps open this week in Florida and Arizona.  Listed below are the Spring Training dates for the Cardinals, Cubs, Royals and White Sox.

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Miami Marlins v Chicago Cubs
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Chicago Cubs Legend Fergie Jenkins Coming to Quincy

Chicago Cubs legend and 1971 Cy Young winner Fergie Jenkins is coming to Quincy. The baseball Hall of Famer will be at the Quincy Mall on Sunday, January 31st. Jenkins will meet fans and sign autographs from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m in the Fountain Court.

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Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Preview
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Baseball’s Hall of Fame Needs Some Changing

Congratulations goes out to Ken Griffey Junior and Mike Piazza. Both were named last week to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. No player has ever been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame unanimously, but Griffey Jr. came pretty close.  He was three votes shy of being a unanimous choice. He received 99.3 % of the votes and Piazza garnered 83% of the votes which is nothing to sneeze at either.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

‘Elvin Tappe Lane’ at Q.U. Stadium Needs to Happen

In January of 2013 the Quincy Park District announced that their new park on Bonansinga Drive would be known as Lincoln Park. The Park District had asked the public to submit names to be considered and you can’t go wrong with the name of Lincoln. I had submitted the name of Elvin Tappe. So Elvin lost out to Lincoln, but so did Steven Douglas.

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World Series - Kansas City Royals v New York Mets - Game Five
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The Kansas City Royals Win Just as The Big Dog Predicted

There is no secret that I am a New York Yankee fan, but what is somewhat of a secret is, what team do I like after that? That secret is now out. It's the Kansas City Royals, the World Series Champions! I am no bandwagon fan, either.

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