Tag Archives: Baseball

Some Unbelievable, And Yes ‘Spectacular’ Catches From The IPL — A Sling Compilation.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the video at ESPN Cricinfo.


This video is worth watching even if you don’t follow cricket.

The catches are just amazing.

How the level and quality of fielding has improved in cricket, quite literally in leaps and bounds, over the last 20 years has been a revelation to I. I used to think — and comment — that the degree of athleticism in baseball (putting aside their need for girlish gloves to catch a ball) was much higher than in cricket. NOT ANY MORE. These catches are as good as anything you would see in a baseball park and many of them by fielders sans gloves.

I have cricket on SLING and have had so for years and years. So, I could have watched all or some of the IPL. But I don’t! I watch the opening ceremony or ceremonies and that is it. I just don’t know. The IPL matches leave me cold. I guess it is the razzmatazz. I watch T20s and ODIs — but not the IPL.

Anywho …

Watch this video.


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by Anura Guruge

Baseball Signed By Pope Francis — For My Friend Randy Kaplan.

by Anura Guruge


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Those of you who have followed this blog are of course familiar with my friend Randy Kaplan, ‘The King Of Signed Baseballs‘. Check my other posts on Randy’s amazing collection.

Randy contacted me, online, maybe 6 years ago asking me how he can reach into the Vatican. We have collaborated since then,

Randy has done amazingly well. His baseball collection is now legendary.

He received this recently and I just got his e-mail, with the picture, within the hour.

Quite the signature.

Well done Randy. You ARE the MAN.


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by Anura Guruge


Baseball Bat Signed By President Barack Obama.

by Anura Guruge


Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

 


It belongs to ‘King of Autographed BaseballsRandy Kaplan who has appeared many times on this blog. Appears Randy has added bats to his repertoire. He informs me that getting this autograph from the sitting President took considerable effort and help from Nancy Pelosi.

Randy, as I have mentioned in a prior post, now has a Website. You can access it by clicking on the image below.

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by Anura Guruge

Randy Kaplan, ‘The King of Signed Baseballs’, Now Has A Website.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
>> Randy’s baseballs at LBJ Library
>> Randy’s baseballs at Nixon Library

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Click image to access the wonderful world of Randy’s signed baseballs (and I ALWAYS have to make sure I don’t have any Freudian slips when I type in stuff about circular objects).


Google Does Doodle For Sri Lanka Independence Day – At MY Request. Yes, Yes, YES!

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Anura Guruge


CeylonGoogleDoodleThe related posts:
>> Google Doodle: Sri Lanka Independence Day —
>>Jan. 26, 2013.


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They did it after I e-mailed them requesting same on January 26, 2012.

They have been doing Google Doodles since 1998. This is the first time Sri Lanka has got a Doodle.

So, so much for all the supposed influential Sri Lankans …
and I am not even Sri Lankan anymore!

I am happy for Sri Lanka.


Check our ‘Ceylon Independence Day, February 4, 1948’ story


Latest Google Doodles, If You Haven’t Seen Them All. Many Are Country Specific, i.e., Only Appears In Certain Target Countries.

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Anura Guruge


DoodleJan312013small.Just a FEW of the related posts:
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Google’s Fun ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.

>> Google Doodle: Sri Lanka Independence Day — Jan. 26, 2013.
>> Google Doodles For India Republic Day … — Jan. 27, 2013.


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María Elena Walsh (1930 to 2011) was an Argentinian polymath, best known her children’s books and songs.

Leonid Iovich Gaidai (1923 to 1993) was a director of Russian comedies, though that sounds like an oxymoron to me.

Google Doodle For Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson: First Black Player In U.S. Major League Baseball.

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Anura Guruge


DoodleJan312013small.Just a FEW of the related posts:
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Google’s Fun ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.

>> Google Doodle: Sri Lanka Independence Day — Jan. 26, 2013.
>> Google Doodles For India Republic Day … — Jan. 27, 2013.


Click to access the official 'Jackie Robinson' site ... with movies.

Click to access the official ‘Jackie Robinson’ site … with movies.


This is pretty neat and it is a impressively bold doodle. Bravo.

For today, January 31, 2013, you will be able to see it by going to the Google default search page
or by clicking on a Google icon. It doesn’t appear on all of the small,
Google header icons [e.g., top of Google News].