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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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Time to Review the Big Dog’s Baseball Picks for 2015

With the Major League Baseball Playoffs underway it is time to review the Big Dog's pre-season picks. Of the 10 teams in the playoffs, I selected 5 of them to be there. So I guess I did alright on my picks.

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Photo by: Jim McIsaac
Photo by: Jim McIsaac

Kids Need Idols Today More Than Ever

When I was growing up in New York as kid I was a huge New York Yankee fan, and I am even more of a fan now that I am some 15 hundred miles away from the House that Ruth built in the Bronx.

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Quincy Gems
Quincy Gems

Ambidextrous Venditte is 3rd Former Quincy Gem Currently in MLB

Former Quincy Gem’s ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte has been called up to the Oakland A’s from Triple-A Nashville. Venditte, who played for the Quincy Gems in the Central Illinois Collegiate League in 2006, will be in uniform when the A’s meet the Boston Red Sox tonight.

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John Tripp, Jeff Dorsey
John Tripp, Jeff Dorsey

John Tripp Gone 6 Years, Seems Like Yesterday!

It still seems like yesterday when I got the call that numbed my body from head to toe. That was six years ago tomorrow. It was May 16, 2009 when I lost my best friend with the passing of John Tripp to a heart attack at the age of 58.

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Ed Zurga, Getty Images

Just How Did The Big Dog’s Baseball Picks End Up?

With the regular season for baseball now over and the playoffs underway, I thought it would be a good time to review the picks I made back in March when the 2014 Major League Baseball season opened. Here is what I wrote back on March 28.  

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Nick Laham, Getty Images

Derek Jeter, Baseball’s Ambassador, Has Retired, So Who is Next?

The 20 year career of New York Yankee Shortstop, Derek Jeter, came to an end yesterday with the end of the 2014 season. Not only did the Yankees lose a shortstop, but Major League Baseball lost a great ambassador.

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Derek Jeter, Getty Images

Mr. John Henry, Please Read My Request For Derek Jeter

It's hard to find other New York Yankee fans in this area besides me, but finding fans of Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is easy. Actually, you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't like the future Hall of Famer.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Have We Seen the Last of Quincy Gems Baseball?

Some 1510 fans turned out to watch the Quincy Gems defeat the Terre Haute Rex last night at Q.U. Stadium. Could they have been watching the final game ever for the Quincy Gems? 

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John Tripp, Quincy Exchange Club
John Tripp, Quincy Exchange Club

John Tripp is Why I Am Known as The Big Dog and I Miss Him Dearly

It was May 16, 2009, five years ago today, when I lost my best friend and hundreds of others did likewise with the passing of John Tripp. A year ago, I started to write about John, but I kept deleting what I was writing. I finally decided that what I wrote last year still fits today. I wrote it from my heart a year ago and the words still say everything I want to say today so here it is.

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