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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Where Did the Baseball Saying a ‘Can of Corn’ Come From?

When it comes to purchasing food, the United States leads the way in the safe distribution of food to the public. Safety measures are taken in packaging and delivery as well.  It got me to thinking about the pioneer days when people didn't have the safeguards for storing foods like we have now.  

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Become an Honorary Quincy Gem!

The Quincy Gems home opener is slated for May 31 against the Danville Dans...which is ALSO Y101 Night at the Ballpark! As part of Y101 night, we want your youngster to be a part of the Y101 Opening Lineup.

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Quincy Gems Will Miss The Hannibal Cavemen

We are now 3 weeks and a day away from the home opener for the Quincy Gems. On May 31st, the Gems will open up their home season with a game against the Danville Dans at historic Q.U. Stadium. It will also be Y101 Night at the ballpark as well. While the excitement of a brand new season will be felt in Quincy the disappointment cannot go unnoticed in Hannibal in that the Hannibal Cavemen will not be holding an opening night at historic Clemens Field this year.

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Alex Livesey, Getty Images
Alex Livesey, Getty Images

It Hurts to Lose a Game, Your Teammates and a Career

It happens every year usually around the end of school when athletes realize that their athletic careers have abruptly ended with a season and career ending loss. At this time of year you can open up the Herald Whig and see it in the faces of the losing players.   If you ever played a sport you know how gut wrenching it is when you realize that you have played your last game ever, be it football, basketball or baseball.

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Obama Seeks To Tighten Loopholes In Gun Purchasing Regulations
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Are Gun Check-in Centers Coming to Ball Parks Near You?

I guess it was a sign of the times. Were you aware that law-abiding gun owners last year were given the opportunity while attending a Cardinal Baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis to drop off their firearms at a specially outfitted armored truck before they entered the stadium instead of leaving them in their unattended vehicles in the parking lot?

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Former Chicago Cub Rick Monday (C) speaks while standing near a flag (Bottom-R) he rescued from being burnt by protesters more than thirty years ago at Dodger Stadium,
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Baseball’s Greatest Play Was Made 41 Years Ago Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today marks the 41st anniversary of what is considered by many to be the greatest play ever made in Major League Baseball. The play never involved a ball, a bat or a glove but it will go down as one of the most memorable.

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Walter Arce

The Longest Professional Baseball Game Ever Was Played 36 Years Ago Tomorrow

It was Saturday, April 18, 1981 when the players for Pawtucket, Rhode Island and Rochester, New York suited up to play a Triple “A” minor league baseball game at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket in front of 1740 fans.  Little did they know they would be involved in the longest professional baseball game ever. 

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Chris McGrath
Chris McGrath

Baseball Cards and Bicycles, a Costly Combination

I was moving some boxes the other day at my house and I came across my large box of baseball cards. It got me to wonder about how many baseball cards I traded with my friends, and just how many I ruined just to make noise on my bike. My guess it was in the hundreds.  

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The Big Dog Goes Deep in ‘The Batting Cage’ (Video)

If you have ever played the game of baseball, and I did for many years, the game never leaves your blood. This is why I hold onto the belief that I can still hit that ball that wins Game 7 of the World Series.  I will go to my grave thinking that way.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Batting Cage Opens Today and The Big Dog is Ready

Since the last out of the Cubs World Series clinching victory over the Indians, I have been had the bug.  What bug you ask? 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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