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Petroskey out as HOF President
2008-03-25 18:21
by Bob Timmermann

Dale Petroskey stepped down today as president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, as reported in the Oneonta Daily Star.

“The resignation is the result of our finding that Dale Petroskey failed to exercise proper fiduciary responsibility and it follows other business judgments that were not in the best interest of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

“As a result of this announcement, we are pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Idelson to the position of acting-President. We will begin a search for a new President and while it is ongoing, we have full confidence that Jeff Idelson will be a strong and effective leader of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.”

Thanks to Eric Enders.

2008-03-25 18:44:05
1.   Indiana Jon
I nominate Bob for the new HOF president.
2008-03-25 18:56:13
2.   Gen3Blue
While definitely not a great baseball name, I haven't decided how Idelson is as a HOF acting administrator name.
2008-03-25 19:15:27
3.   DXMachina
What, was he double dating with Spitzer?
2008-03-25 19:48:01
4.   dianagramr
Petrosky was found to be using PEDs (paycheck-enhancing dodginess)
2008-03-25 19:54:13
5.   Bob Timmermann
I promise to make sure every exhibit has a boring historical anecdote associated with it.
2008-03-25 19:57:52
6.   Philip Michaels
5 I, for one, look forward to the "Catcher's Interference Through the Years: A Pictorial Retrospective" exhibit.
2008-03-25 20:02:32
7.   fanerman
1 Seconded!
2008-03-25 20:16:33
8.   Eric Stephen
Bob as President would take the Random Game Callbacks to a whole new level.
2008-03-25 20:45:38
9.   Bob Timmermann
The good people at UMI/ProQuest consigned Random Game Callbacks to the dustbin of boring historical anecdotes.
2008-03-25 20:58:43
10.   Indiana Jon
5 I don't think I'm the only one who enjoys your "boring historical anecdotes". Players in the HOF have each been written about thousands of times, many of those the same old stories we always hear. It's time for something different. Let me know when its time to set up your Indiana Headquarters, I think Hinkle Fieldhouse would be a great place to get this campaign started.
2008-03-25 21:36:42
11.   Bob Timmermann
Although I have been in the Hoosier State, I have never been in Indianapolis. I've just been in the part of Indiana that takes you between Chicago and Michigan and I also made a trip to Notre Dame.
2008-03-25 21:47:19
12.   Indiana Jon
You've only been in the bad part of the state. Southern Indiana is a beautiful area from spring through fall. The northern part of the state is more like a parking lot. Maybe one day you could visit Southern Indiana on the way to Cincinnati for opening day. Don't forget to stop here in Martinsville, home of John Wooden.
2008-03-25 22:36:57
13.   Bob Timmermann
From my perspective, Indiana acts as Michigan's Mexico.
2008-03-25 23:10:53
14.   Indiana Jon
That would leave Kentucky to handle the Central American drug trade.
2008-03-26 01:14:16
15.   Eric Enders
I just talked to Kentucky, and they say they're in, as long as they only have to deal with crystal meth.

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