HANK

When we finish singing the National Anthem we may embellish a bit: “And the home of the….. brave!!!!!” For 21 years Hammerin’ Hank Aaron was one of the braves. An outstanding one. A remarkable one. A legendary one. He had 7 siblings, born and...

TOMMY

Tommy Lasorda was a lot more than just a unique and lovable baseball manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He won titles in the minors, in the majors, and as well in the Olympics. Yes, colorful. Yes larger than life. Also, managed to an appreciable degree by instinct,...

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS (And Don’t Forget)

I complain too much, and I know it.  Covid.  Dissension in the country.  Unemployment rising. Baseball may not start on time again.  I look in the mirror, and it is not quite what I would most like to see there – older, grayer, a bit of a paunch. A friend of...

I PROTEST

That there is a photo of Babe Ruth the Sultan of Swat Way larger than life Swagger legend loud brash a whole hurricane of things that guy I protest Struck down too soon Gehrig, look what he went through “You should cherish the memories!” I should cherish...

ANAL LYTICS

Taking out Snell in the sixth game of the world series… based on analytics. The Dodgers are so grateful. After all Dodger management has done stuff like that for years now, confounding and frustrating fans so much it is hard to put into words (at least words you...