The Scorebook Blog

Offseason Fireside Chats: The Fascinating History of the Hot Stove League
As the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to change, baseball fans across the country start to eagerly anticipate the upcoming offseason. While the regular season may be over, the Hot Stove League is just getting started. This long-standing tradition,...
Baseball BBQ Forkballers Three-Peat
In the majors, it was a first Fall Classic win for the Texas Rangers, but the guys behind Baseball BBQ made it three in a row at the Men’s Senior Baseball League World Series.  The 2023 40+ Mountain Division was...
October Magic: The Drama and Excitement of Playoff Baseball
October is a month filled with crisp autumn air, changing leaves, and the start of postseason baseball. For fans, it's a time of intense emotions, nail-biting moments, and unforgettable memories. From wild card games to divisional series and the highly...
We Love to Thank Youth Coaches
The 2023 Little League World Series just wrapped up after a thrilling final game that let us all enjoy the very simple pleasure of watching kids play baseball.  But, none of us involved with Baseball BBQ can watch the kids play...
On The Road To The College World Series
In recent weeks, caps and gowns have been the fit of choice on campus and graduates across the nation marched to “Pomp and Circumstance” while proud parents dabbed their eyes at graduation ceremonies.  No more pencils, no more books, no...
MLB Legacy Collection—Gone But Not Forgotten
Baseball BBQ is so excited to be able to connect fans to their teams — even when those teams don’t exist anymore. When Baseball BBQ began providing our patented bat-handle tools and cutting boards, we were very excited to offer...
The Collaboration That Ruth Built
Being involved with a baseball business is about “business” most days, but the days when Baseball BBQ is about “baseball” are certainly fun ones.  The day Baseball BBQ became connected with the greatest name in the history of the game...
For the Love of Game and Grill
The Gift of BaseballIt is the gift-giving season and at Baseball BBQ we have been very busy fulfilling orders so we know that lots of lovers of baseball and BBQ are going to be very happy with the presents they...
WORLD SERIES WINS FOR BASEBALL BBQ
The 2022 World Series was a true Fall Classic including extra-innings drama, a no-hitter, and a come-from-behind series clincher.  After six tense games, fans of the Astros cheered their team to victory and set off celebrations in Houston.  A Major League Baseball...
Home Run History
The home run is a true American icon.  Perhaps more than any sports achievement, the home run is bigger than the game.  In baseball, it is the ultimate offensive achievement.  Not even the most imaginative defensive shift can stop a ball, hit long...
Field of Dreams 2022: A Retrospective
The fictional Terrance Mann in the film “Field of Dreams” told us! He said that people would:“come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom...And they’ll watch the game, and it’ll be as if they’d dipped themselves in magic waters.”And...
The Field of Dreams Game: An Iowa Baseball Experience
More than three decades ago, Hollywood location scouts knocked on the door of an Iowa farmer looking for a picturesque setting to help turn a book about baseball mysticism into a film. After “Field of Dreams” hit theaters, the farmer...
LESSONS IN COACHING AND GRILLING, PART TWO
As we continue to celebrate National Grilling Month, we focus on the little league coaches who balance their love of the grill and baseball. Jose Jimenez is a master at the Caja China. His Cuban heritage plays a large part...
Lessons in Coaching & Grilling, Part One
Our community goes beyond the grill. We are ball players and fans, sports lovers, families, and future big leaguers. And we love a good grill out and tailgate. Each month, we feature a recipe from those dedicated to their community...
Looking Across the Grill: Independence Day Reflections and Gratitude
The 4th of July and the national pastime go together like peanuts and Crackerjack so it should be no surprise that Baseball BBQ celebrates Independence Day (and the start National Grilling Month) at the grill. Whether you like your hot...
THE PATENTED TOOL WAS A GAG GIFT FOR DAD...
Father's Day with Baseball BBQ. I am writing this on the back of a lineup card at Sports at the Beach in Rehobeth Beach, Delaware. Coaching the 14U ECP Forkballers again this weekend with my son Charlie. No different than all...
Memories With My Father: Brett Mandel
Baseball means fathers and sons for so many and it is very much the case for me. My dad taught me to throw and was my very first coach. I don’t remember the number of wins and losses on that...
Get to know PITCH IN FOR BASEBALL & SOFTBALL
Baseball BBQ is proud to support PIFBS and it efforts to provide baseball equipment to kids in under-resourced areas. Their mission is to eliminate barriers by providing equipment directly to leagues, schools, and organizations around the world who are most...
Baseball BBQ Forkballers win the MSBL World Series!
Baseball BBQ Forkballers WIN the MSBL World Series!!
5 Road Trip Worthy BBQ Joints: West Coast Edition
Now that we have made our way around the country, it's time to circle back to our own backyard. This week, we are exploring the best BBQ joints on the West Coast. First up, is Portland Oregon. 1. Holy Trinity...
5 More Road Trip Worthy BBQ Joints: Southern Edition Continued
When it comes to great BBQ, the South is known for its abundance of options. As we were collecting restaurants to feature in last week’s post, it didn’t seem fair to only showcase five places. We decided to settle in...