My week on

I’ve been wintering at, the website of Hall-of-Famer Peter Gammons and writing just about every day.


Here are some highlights from this week

Please take a visit

Where have all the right-handed power hitters gone?

2013 saw the fewest right-handed 30+ homer hitters, in a non-strike season, since 1992.

Why hasn’t the David Ortiz DH rule loophole been closed?

Major League Baseball announced that David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox had unanimously received all of the first-place votes and was the winner of the 2013 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award.

Big Papi batted .309 (160-for-518) with 38 doubles, two triples, 30 homers, 103 RBI and 84 runs scored in 137 games.

He also was ejected once and that is where a significant rule loophole exists.

The great Eric Nadel heads to the Hall of Fame

I love listening to baseball on radio, which means I love listening to Eric Nadel of the Texas Rangers, who has worked with the team since 1979.

Texas Rangers select Seahawks QB Russell Wilson in Rule 5 Draft

Seattle has been the talk of this Hot Stove season and the city continues the buzz today, but in this case it’s not the Mariners, it’s the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.

On June 7, 2013, Wilson threw out the first pitch for the Mariners when they faced the Yankees. The scoreboard generously flashed 98 mph, but the M’s broadcasters told the truth.

It was a great week for Brooklyn (and baseball)

Brooklyn probably had their best week of baseball since September 28 to October 4, 1955 when the Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Yankees in the World Series, 4 games to 3, for their only world championship. This was a week that while all of baseball’s eyes were focused on the Winter Meetings in Orlando, much attention was lavished on two boys from Brooklyn heading to Cooperstown.

But they were just a small part of the week.