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I Can’t Let This Week Go By Without Remembering ‘Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio

The year was 1941.  Americans were preoccupied with World War Two going on in Europe.  Nerves were on edge and Americans needed something or someone to do something positive.  That someone turned out to be Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees. Baseball was an escape from the pressures of war and people were following both the war and the game that summer especially because of DiMaggio.

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Steven Dunn / Getty Images
Steven Dunn / Getty Images

Just How Bad Were My Pre-Season Baseball Picks?

With the All-Star game behind us it is on to the second half of the Major League Baseball season.  It makes a good time to look back at my picks at the beginning of the season and see just where I am with my selections.

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Allison Joyce/Getty Images
Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Baseball Needs to Return the All-Star Game to Being an Exhibition Game…Without ‘Meaning’

The Major League Baseball season has reached the midway point of its season with the 2013 All Star Game on tap tonight in New York at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.  A few years ago it was determined that the winner of this game between the American League All-Stars and the National League All-Stars would gain the home field advantage in October's World Series. When that decision was made, I was against the idea and I still am today.

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Clemens Field - Hannibal, MIssouri
Clemens Field - Hannibal, MIssouri

The Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star Baseball Game is Saturday in Hannibal

If you want to see some of the best high school baseball talent in the are you need to be at Clemens Field in Hannibal Saturday night at 7 p.m. That is when the best of Missouri will square off against the best of Illinois in the first ever Missouri-Illinois Senior's All-Star Baseball game!

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QU Stadium - Quincy, Illinois
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The Quincy Gems’ Military Appreciation Night is Friday Starting at 6

Friday is Military Appreciation Night at the ballpark as the Quincy Gems play host to the Military All-Stars at Q.U. Stadium. The Military All-Star team was founded by President George H. Bush to promote the Wounded Warrior Program in the United States.

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quincygems.com

Quincy Gems and Fireworks

The Quincy Gems will have home games tonight, tomorrow (the 4th of July) and Saturday with all three nights featuring fireworks after the games conclude.

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I Finally Got to Meet Jack Cornell and I Am Glad I Did

I attended last Wednesday's Quincy Gems baseball game, and thanks to "Chickenman" Dave Comer, I got the opportunity to meet the Super Bowl winning Baltimore Raven offensive lineman Jack Cornell of Quincy.  

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Phil Walter, Getty Images
Phil Walter, Getty Images

Guns and Hoses Benefit Softball Game is Saturday

The Quincy Gems are presenting a benefit softball game this Saturday at Q.U. Stadium with the Adams County Sheriff's Department taking on the Quincy Fire Department.  Game time is 6:30 Saturday night with all proceeds benefiting both departments.

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Bruce Bennett/ Getty Images
Bruce Bennett/ Getty Images

NHL Hockey Finally Ends on June 24th – the Seasons Are Too Long

I watched Monday night's game six of the Stanley Cup Finals and saw a very dramatic finish as the Chicago Black Hawks beat the Boston Bruins 3 to 2 to capture the National Hockey League's highest honor

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Yadier Molina by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
Yadier Molina by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Who Do You Think is The Cardinals MVP as of Today?

Major League Baseball consists of a schedule of 162 games with 81 of them scheduled to be played at home.  It is a long season and usually there are a couple of milestone times during the season when people stop and take a look at where teams are.  One of those is Memorial Day and the other is the Fourth of July.  I thought I would make a third stopping point at the first day of summer.

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