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BABE RUTH, OR  EVEN REDWOOD TREES ARE VULNERABLE

BABE RUTH, OR EVEN REDWOOD TREES ARE VULNERABLE

There is a wonderful group on line, Vintage Baseball Photos, aptly enough. This photo below was posted with a note that Babe Ruth's fans, and the fans he enjoyed, were very diverse and no hint of discrimination at all. Another reason to like Babe, a lot. But, there is...

WE JUST WITNESSED HISTORY (just ask Babe and Lou)

WE JUST WITNESSED HISTORY (just ask Babe and Lou)

Babe: Incredible, the Washington D.C. team won the world series! Lou: No way... how long that's been, over a hundred years? Babe: Yep. Lou: You sure they're the D.C. team. Don't they play in Baltimore? Babe: Louie, they're the Nationals, the Washington Nationals. They...

WHIMSY

WHIMSY

I. TIME TO GO HOME They were nice, polite. Didn't bother me until they were about to turn off the lights. "Sir, would love to have you stay over, but it isn't allowed..." I did not have much to go home to, and being at the ball park is more engaging. I like being out...

POST IT AND THEY WILL VIEW

POST IT AND THEY WILL VIEW

The website KindredBlue.com has columns, articles, insights, history, even poems... but some times it is best just to share what is available on the remarkable internet. So it is, with tribute to those to whom these belong, here are three choice items (although...

GOAT

GOAT

Goats get a bad rap.  The general consensus is they are not all that bright, male and female typically have beards, they chew on tin cans (really?), most have horns, and they will not ever win a beauty contest.  Frankly I am sympathetic.  No goat ever did me any...

A REALLY IMPORTANT PRAYER TODAY

A REALLY IMPORTANT PRAYER TODAY

“Before the World Series, Vin (Scully) would go to church and pray — not for a win, but that there would be only heroes in the World Series, no goats,” the hall of fame southpaw Sandy Koufax said. “He didn’t want anyone’s future to be tarnished with the fact that they...

MONEY MONEY MONEY

MONEY MONEY MONEY

The best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and bees, I want money... Love that song. Thought of it when I read a brief news flash: Babe Ruth's top salary was $80,000 in 1930 and 1931, which, adjusted for inflation, is the equivalent of a...

SHE’S READY

SHE’S READY

Took the photo you see here at the ball game the other night. Father and daughter, too cute I gotta say. Then learned about a young girl who is gaining quite a reputation as she sings the National Anthem at various sporting events. When I saw her on tv this morning,...

A BASEBALL, THE POEM

A BASEBALL, THE POEM

A ball an actual major league baseball with all those stitches the real deal from the field of play now in my mitt I am mesmerized Not sure what to do or say Is this like winning an Oscar? I held it up in the air People cheered "Good catch!" Kept looking at it during...

YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!

YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!

"What's your name? I have seen you before What's your name? May I walk you to your door? It's so hard to find a personality with charms like yours for me What's your name?" -- Don and Juan (oldie but a goodie) Name brands, brand recognition, trade names, logos, all of...

I AM GOING TO LIVE MY DREAM

I AM GOING TO LIVE MY DREAM

Born in Kansas City, Dan Clemens’s family moved early on to Denver, Colorado.  By happenstance they were able to pick up a radio station out of Lexington, Nebraska, and listen to the Kansas City Royals games. Granted the radio connection faded in and out due to the...

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