OH YEAH?

With the season on the horizon, some of us have donned boxing gloves (ok, not really, baseball mitts), but we’re ready.  We are REDDDDDDD DEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! Just in case anyone asks what’s such a big deal about baseball, that slow, yawner, boring game...

DAD

Dad took me to baseball games slapped my knee when something good happened played catch with me after sometimes at night under the moon On those rare occasions when he was not working he talked to me about baseball players some he really admired Had all sorts of very...

THE BABE’S BIGGEST FAN

Julia Ruth Stevens died recently at the great age of 102 (which is less than one seventh of the home runs hit by her adoptive father George Herman Ruth). Babe married his second wife, actress and model Claire Merritt Hodgson in 1929, and adopted Julia thereafter. She...

ARGUING AGAINST THE KNIFE

Ulnar collateral ligament reconstructions, also known as Tommy John surgery.  The first was in 1974, thank you to  the remarkable Dr. Franklin Jobe whose patient was indeed Tommy John.  When Dr. Jobe did the surgery back then, he projected about a 1 in 100 chance of...