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Old Time Family Baseball’s Blogathon

Hey guys, be sure to check out Old Time Family Baseball’s Blogathon. Mike is blogging for 24 hours straight until tomorrow morning in order to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders.

In case you’re wondering, yes he has more Red Bull and caffeine in his system than Brett Lawrie right now. But any donation you can give would really help.

I can’t imagine a nobler cause and Mike definitely has my support. Mike gets the Dave Stieb moustache salute for all his great work.

Head over to Old Time Family Baseball for all his posts and his fundraiser page as well.

Old Time Family Baseball’s 2014 Blogathon

Has it really been a year already? Man, that went by fast!

At any rate, it’s almost time for the 2014 Old Time Family Baseball 24 hour blogathon.

Is case you aren’t familiar, Mike will blog for 24 consecutive hours non-stop, with posts covering anything and everything in the baseball universe.

Mike’s hoping to raise over $4,000 dollars for Doctors Without Borders, so please check out the donation page. With every donation made, you’re eligible to win some great prizes (including bobbleheads!)

And following the blogothon, there will be a steady stream of guest posts at Old Time Family Baseball, including one from yours truly. So stay tuned, and don’t forget the blogathon is this Saturday.

Ian Hunter: Munenori Kawasaki: The Most Loveable Baseball Player



Some of the greatest things in life are the little surprises. The things that aren’t on your radar whatsoever, yet come completely out of nowhere and sweep you off your feet.

For many fans, one of those pleasant surprises in 2013 was none other than Munenori Kawasaki.

In many ways, Kawasaki was a welcome distraction for what was otherwise a forgettable Toronto Blue Jays season. And because of that, I don’t know if Kawasaki’s folklore would have flourished as much as it did with the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays.

It really was a special set of circumstances that brought Munenori Kawasaki up to the Toronto Blue Jays in the first place. Had it not been for a freak injury to Jose Reyes in early April, Kawasaki probably wouldn’t have even been on the roster.

And had the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays performed as well as everyone predicted they would, Kawasaki likely would have been swallowed up amongst every other big league player on the team anyway.

But opportunities have a funny way of presenting themselves. What initially appeared to be a dire situation for the Blue Jays actually turned out to be an incredible chance for Munenori Kawasaki, and subsequently a great overall baseball story.

While expectations were incredibly low for a completely dilapidated Blue Jays squad, Munenori Kawasaki was out there every day, clearly having the time of his life.

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Thanks to Mike for having me as a guest contributor to the 2013 Blogathon. Here’s my guest post, “Munenori Kawasaki: The Most Loveable Baseball Player”.

And don’t forget to donate to Doctors without Borders, Mike’s nearly at the $4000 goal!