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, …

From Moth Balls Back To Ground Balls

by Kevin Burton    Since when does a single beep baseball practice merit a blog post?     Since it’s the first one I’ve had since the Obama administration.  It has been a while folks.    My Columbus friends invited me to join this team of extremely well-seasoned veteran players for a last beep baseball hurrah.  …

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 …

Virus Won’t Stop World Series This Year

by Kevin Burton    The board that governs beep baseball may ban the traditional end-of-game handshake at the upcoming 2021 World Series to avoid the spread of Covid 19.    But if that happens it will be one of the few virus concessions employed by a sport that is thrilled to have its signature event …

Bonnie Raitt And Stoking The Beepball Fire

by Kevin Burton    I’ve always turned to Bonnie Raitt to raise the temperature in all things beep baseball. Boy do I ever need the help just now.    I mentioned last month on Page 7 that some friends invited me to join the new USA Legends beepball team (“Let’s Hear It For Geezer Beepball,” …

Thoughts Behind NBBA Code Of Conduct

by Kevin Burton    Last Friday on Page 7 we had some fun with the National Beep Baseball Association’s code of conduct policy.    I turned the clock back to a time even before my playing days and talked about brawls among Chicago teams.  But the incidents weren’t limited to the Windy City.    Former …

I’ll Be On My Best Behavior, Promise

by Kevin Burton     The beep baseball league wanted me to sign a code of conduct agreement in order to appear in the 2021 World Series.     It’s one of many things that has changed since I retired as a player/manager five years ago.     It makes me smile.     Required is actually the word, …