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White Sox Offer a 3-Pound Ice Cream Sundae

Last week I told you about the "Colossal Corn Dog" that will be sold at the Arizona Diamondbacks concession stands this season. That corn dog will sell for $25. Now comes word that the Chicago White Sox will be offering a life sized batting helmet sundae at their games this year. 

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Bob Levey/Getty Images

Here are the Big Dog’s Major League Baseball Picks for 2014

Ozzie Smith started campaigning for it weeks ago but I said it a year ago…opening day in baseball should be a national holiday in America. The 2014 season begins this weekend (with the exception of the two games already played between the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks last weekend in Australia) and thousands of Americans and Canadians will be heading through the turnstiles into ballparks.

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Batting Cage, Jeff Dorsey
Batting Cage, Jeff Dorsey

The Big Dog is Ready for The Batting Cage to Open April 11

With the advent of the 2014 baseball season upon us, the Batting Cage bug has hit me. The bug to go to the batting cage and smash some baseballs around is attacking me like I would a fastball. The bad news is that the Quincy Park District’s Batting Cage is closed. The good news is that it will open for the season on Friday, April 11 at 3:30pm. The countdown is on.

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Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Diamondbacks Selling a Colossal Corn-Dog for $25

It is that time of year. The Major League Baseball season began last weekend with the Los Angeles Dodgers playing the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia. With the baseball season comes baseball food.  

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Chaloner Woods, Getty Images
Chaloner Woods, Getty Images

Happy Birthday to My Dad

March 11 has always brought memories and good times for me.  My father was born on March 11 and every year we would celebrate his birthday and every year he would get the same birthday gift from me. That gift was two tickets to opening day of the baseball season. I haven't been able to give him tickets for 29 years now. He passed away in 1985 from Alzheimer's or dementia as it was known then.

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Dilip Vishwanat, Getty Images
Dilip Vishwanat, Getty Images

A Sign of Spring, The First Baseball Team Arrives at Spring Training Today

To baseball fans and people wanting winter to come to an end, Major League Baseball teams begin arriving for Spring Training this and next week starting with the Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers and catchers arriving today.

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Stephen Dunn, Getty Images
Stephen Dunn, Getty Images

A Sign of Spring, College Baseball is Underway

With the forecast calling for 5 to 8 inches of snow, it is hard to think about playing baseball, but the season is either underway now (or will be shortly) for the area colleges. Obviously all of the local schools will be playing games in warmer southern locations to begin the season. 

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Mike Shannon at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy
Jeff Dorsey

Cardinal Broadcaster Mike Shannon Talks Baseball With Quincy Veterans

If you ever get the chance to meet St. Louis Cardinal Broadcaster Mike Shannon, you will immediately find him to be a warm and sincere man who has compassion for others. Such was the case again today when Mike and I went to the Illinois Veteran's Home to visit with the residents and workers there.

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Elsa,Getty Images
Elsa,Getty Images

Mike Shannon Inks a Multi Year Contract Extension With the Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals today announced that long time broadcaster and former player Mike Shannon has agreed to a multi year contract extension to continue broadcasting St. Louis Cardinal baseball.  

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Eric Nadel/ MLB
Eric Nadel/ MLB

Texas Ranger’s Voice, Eric Nadel Wins the Ford C. Frick Award

Eric Nadel, who has spent the past 35 years as the voice of the Texas Rangers, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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