BASEBALL: TO LIST OR NOT TO LIST

Let me ask:  Do you keep lists?   Would you have a list that tells you where to find the list you were working on the other day?  Is that called “listing”? Are you checking your list twice, or is that just for Santa to do? Major league baseball has lists,...

BULL PEN?

You come out of the bull pen, you may be asked to get the team out of a jam.  Or you may be asked to keep it close, or keep the team ahead.  You may indeed be the closer, who is such a key, critical part of the equation.  And, the situation you walk, jog or skip into...

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...

I JUST WANT TO GO HOME

So there’s a famous book “You Can’t Go Home Again”, written by Thomas Wolfe but published after his death.  Maybe that explains the title. The Beatles sang a very touching song “Two of Us”, which originally was called “On Our...

SO STRONG YET BROKEN

Awhile back I wrote an article here about Lou Gehrig entitled The Irony of the Iron Horse. The man who played in more consecutive games than anyone has a disease named after him that gradually dismantles and removes people from earth (in physical form anyway). Bill...