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...

WHO?

The incomparable Abbot and Costello routine starts with Who…. he’s on first. “Who are you? Who who, who who….”  The Who, the rock group, asked that very question in one of their well known songs. Baseball in fact is a Who’s Who. ...