Here’s To Leo Foster And Old-school Ball

by Kevin Burton    Gonna tell you everything I know about Leo Foster, then I’ll tell you why.    Foster was a utility infielder who played parts of five seasons for the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets between 1971 and 1976.  He hit .198 in 262 at bats. He had two home runs and …

Vipers Alums Together In Hall Of Fame

by Kevin Burton    More notes from the Beep Baseball World Series just competed Saturday:    I did not know until the day before the ceremony that my longtime Columbus teammate and friend Rob Weigand was being inducted into the Beep Baseball Hall of Fame at the same time I was.    I was notified …

Legends Hang On, Beat Bayou City Heat

by Kevin Burton    The USA Legends scored six in the top of the first, then held on to beat Bayou City 11-10 Friday.    The win earned the team 11th place in the 2021 National Beep Baseball Association World Series.  The grand experiment in AARP beepball netted four wins and four losses against younger …

Legends Fade Under The Wichita Heat

by Kevin Burton    The following is not a Page 7 exclusive by any means, everybody knows it: in the sports world, Father Time is still undefeated.    It is true in all sports, even baseball for the blind.    Father Time administers a butt kicking even more consistently than the Indy Thunder.    To …

3-1 Legends Face World Champion Thunder

by Kevin Burton    The USA Legends ran their record to 3-1 at the 2021 Beep Baseball World Series with an 11-3 win over the Philadelphia Fire Wednesday.    Leadoff batter Marvin Morgan continued his hot hitting with four runs in five at-bats to set the tone.    The Legends have exceeded expectations thus far, …

Legends Win Twice, Play Philly Fire Next

by Kevin Burton    My USA Legends got the game they needed to get Tuesday at the Beep Baseball World Series in Wichita.    And I survived five hours of baseball after five years off.    Game one of our tripleheader was a 4-3 win over Tyler. The Legends came back from a 3-1 deficit, …

USA Legends Will Honor The Game

by Kevin Burton    Last week I got and filled a trophy case.  Next week, my play will probably not add any hardware to it.     But you never know.    You never know. That’s why the games are played on green grass under a blue sky, not on a computer.  That’s why old men …

Racism Sucks, Disco Is Just Music

by Kevin Burton    Silly me, I was just listening to the music.    I was young for sure, but not that young. Still, I had to have it all spelled out for me, after the fact.    The first person I ever heard utter the phrase “disco sucks,” years later turned out to be …

Wish I Could Talk Baseball With Costas

by Kevin Burton    Surely you’ve read some anecdotes about a kid who was treated badly by one of his sports heroes.     Famous people are just people with a job in the public eye. They are not some publicity photo come to life. So they have foul moods and some of them are generally …

My Pledge: Allegiance To Constitution

by Kevin Burton    Some things have changed since the time I spent all day and night watching Walter Cronkite anchor bicentennial coverage for CBS. Some things have stayed the same.    I was close to turning 13 then.  You can say that the USA depicted on television July 4, 1976 has disappeared. You can …