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 …

Let’s Hear It For Geezer Beepball

By Kevin Burton    In a recent post about attempting to move forward in a Covidized world, I mentioned a project (“The Covid Question Still Looms Over All,” March 24).    I mentioned that some friends asked my wife and me to participate in a major collaborative effort, without giving details.    As of Tuesday …

NBBA Board Wants To Play Ball In 2021

by Kevin Burton    The governing body of beep baseball on Saturday put the sport on a course to return to playing in 2021.    All sports have had some level of interruption this year because of the Coronavirus.  For the National Beep Baseball Association, it meant not playing a world series for the first …