Take Me Out to the Ballgame
is an American classic
, the "national anthem of baseball." Written by Jack Norworth
, with notable versions by Harry Caray and friends
. Norworth recently got a new gravemarker, but cemetery rules says no changes could be made without approval from his family. When no family could be found, an empty grave was purchased and set aside for some future "unfortunate soul," who will get a teeny, tiny place in baseball history.
Blown call costs pitcher a perfect game.
It should have been the third perfect game
this season, and only the 21st in major league history. Armando Galarraga
was one out away from a perfect game, only to have it spoiled by what will likely be remembered as one of the worst calls in baseball history. "I just cost that kid a perfect game," said umpire Jim Joyce, a 22-year veteran. Can we go to the replay? Nope! [more inside]