guest post for day 47: the glue

Full Count is thrilled to share this guest post for Day 47 by Jenna Shaw. Today is 47 days, which is five days and six weeks of the omer: hod she’b’malchut. On August 4, 2008, the Chicago Cubs designated left–handed relief pitcher Scott Eyre for assignment to make room for Kerry Wood on the roster who was returning from the Disabled List. I think I … Continue reading guest post for day 47: the glue

guest post for day 47: jack

Full Count is thrilled to share this guest post for Day 47 by Dr. Jason Epstein. This is in honor of my son, Ami’s 14th birthday today. Please give him a shoutout here as it’s his very first birthday without baseball. I first recognized that he was a serious baseball fan when he passed the litmus test I use for deep baseball fandom. Somewhere around … Continue reading guest post for day 47: jack

day 46: andy

Today is 46 days, which is four days and six weeks of the omer: netzach she’b’malchut. I’ve been planning to write about Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte since Day 7, when I first talked about performance-enhancing drugs. I’ve instituted a kind of morality clause for this project, trying not to include troublemakers, or at least to talk honestly about their misdeeds (ahem, Day 2/Alex Bregman) if they … Continue reading day 46: andy

day 44: hammerin’ hank

Today is 44 days, which is two days and six weeks of the omer: gevruah she’b’malchut. Like many black players of his generation (such as those featured in this project, Ernie Banks, Roy Campanella, Cool Papa Bell, and Jackie Robinson) right fielder Henry Aaron started his career in the Negro Leagues in 1952, with the unfortunately named Indianapolis Clowns. (The team apparently played exhibition games through the 1980s! … Continue reading day 44: hammerin’ hank

guest post for day 43: ra

Full Count is thrilled to share this guest post for Day 43 by Rabbi Justin David. For all the beauty of baseball, most players express themselves as if they studied at the Crash Davis School of Boring Cliches: “I don’t know about that, I’m just going to focus on my job…” “I’m just here to help the ballclub…” “I’m just gonna take it one day … Continue reading guest post for day 43: ra

day 37: the old perfessor

Today is 37 days, which is two days and five weeks of the omer: gevurah she’b’yesod. I’ve included player position in my quest for diversity in this project, so today I’m excited to highlight my first manager. Casey Stengel did play right field, but he is best known as (and was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1966 on his strength as) a manager. As he joked … Continue reading day 37: the old perfessor

day 36: sarge

Today is 36 days, which is one day and five weeks of the omer: hesed she’b’yesod. Thus begins the week of yesod, which means we’re going to be talking about tzaddikim, the righteous ones. Let’s see where it takes us. If the picks for Days 27, 30, and 35 had to deal with Oakland’s Charlie O, left fielder Gary Matthews was victim to Atlanta’s Ted Turner. The difference was … Continue reading day 36: sarge

day 32: the left hand of gd

Today is 32 days, which is four days and four weeks of the omer: netzach she’b’hod. Daniel pointed out that if I didn’t do Koufax today, I’d have to write a whole other post about why not (and I’m behind on my posts!), so today’s pick is . . . Dodgers southpaw Sanford Koufax: seven-time All Star, four-time WS champion (and two-time WS MVP), three-time Cy Young … Continue reading day 32: the left hand of gd