About

I am a 301-year-old baseball writer living in New York City.

I started this blog on Jan. 31, 2010 (the first post!), mostly because I didn’t want to go another year writing only about sliders, spitters and pulled groins. Not that I have an issue with doing those things, because I do love baseball and I do love writing.

And even on the days where I’ve got a 4 a.m. wake-up call, a flight delayed for eight hours in Toronto, or a wireless card that won’t work, I am grateful for the chance to do this every day.

But a wise colleague told me recently that the only way to survive the grind of covering a full season is to set aside small chunks of time every day to do something for yourself.

So, because blogging is cheaper than crack, I’m here.

Naturally, I’ll write some about baseball. But there will be other topics too, which may include laundry, the life of a beat writer and the sometimes crazy but always entertaining rantings of my mother.

Oh, I have a thing for old baseball caps, hence the photo above the blog.

Enjoy!

3 responses to “About

  1. Welcome to Oakland. As the Yankees come to Oakland to play the A’s, I wanted to alert you to a brewing story in Oakland. Die-hard A’s fans who sit in the bleachers have been told by Oakland Coliseum security that Lew Wolff has ordered them to take away A’s fans’ signs if the signs’ messages are negative toward Wolff or A’s ownership.

    Just like Redskins fans did when Skins owner Daniel Snyder did the same thing during last football season, these loyal A’s fans plan to challenge Wolff’s order – they will be displaying the signs of all kinds in left field on Tuesday night (as well as Wednesday and Thursday). If you want to talk to these A’s fans who are tired of Wolff’s anti-fan policies and Wolff’s negative effect on attendance for the past 5 years, fans Jorge Leon and Bobby Tselentis will be in the left field bleachers before and during the game. Please contact me if you are interested in contacting Jorge and Bobby.

    Thanks for your interest in this matter.

    Sincerely,

    Garth Kimball
    (510) 531-6956

  2. Welcome to Oakland. As the Yankees come to Oakland to play the A’s, I wanted to alert you to a brewing story in Oakland. Die-hard A’s fans who sit in the bleachers have been told by Oakland Coliseum security that Lew Wolff has ordered them to take away A’s fans’ signs if the signs’ messages are negative toward Wolff or A’s ownership.

    Just like Redskins fans did when Skins owner Daniel Snyder did the same thing during last football season, these loyal A’s fans plan to challenge Wolff’s order – they will be displaying the signs of all kinds in left field on Tuesday night (as well as Wednesday and Thursday). If you want to talk to these A’s fans who are tired of Wolff’s anti-fan policies and Wolff’s negative effect on attendance for the past 5 years, fans Jorge Leon and Bobby Tselentis will be in the left field bleachers before and during the game. Please contact me if you are interested in contacting Jorge and Bobby.

    Thanks for your interest in this matter.

    Sincerely,

    Garth Kimball

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