I’VE BEEN TRADED?

Is it like being told you are going to be stationed overseas? Perhaps in a place where there’s a risk of harm to your person? And, you don’t really know even when you’ll be back? Or, worse yet, if? Reminds you of a divorce? “Ok, pack your...

SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO FOCUS ON THE GAME

Four photos at the ball park the other evening, over the course of a few innings. The game was of interest, don’t get me wrong, but I kept looking at the sky. Not sure just what I was looking for out there, but my buddy next to me was talking, and I don’t...

WHEN THE CLOSER IMPLODES

Should there be even the slightest resemblance to anyone alive or no longer alive, it is purely coincidental. And now the poem: The wheels came off and rolled up to the plate the throw at home was far too late “We pay him so much just to save the game, but he...

FACELIFT

I have not had any “work” done.  Oh, I could sure use it, but hey, time does what it does. Over the next year, or thereabouts, the ballpark in Los Angeles where the Dodgers play (the Doyers some would say) is getting a $100 million face lift.  I cut and...

MATT-GICIAN

Do you believe in magic?  That’s a wonderful song from, oh, a few years back, but it is about magic “in a young girl’s heart…”  This is a bit different. First, you may not have heard of Matt Beaty, or not heard much.  He is 26, just up...