THE MAGIC IS BACK

Ok, so maybe it is too sappy. Maybe. But this is the first time in a year and a half my “game buddy” and I have gone to the stadium. We used to go regularly. Year and a half. Think of all that has happened in that time. Last night. Dodger Stadium. We...

SAVING SOMEONE IS THE BIGGEST HOME RUN

Andrew Toles played for the Los Angeles Dodgers just a few years ago. Talented outfielder, lots of agility, and hit the ball well. He seemed a little reticent during interviews but also seemed to be coming out of his shell. Fans took to “Tolesy”. He showed...

GETTING PUNCHED IN THE MOUTH CAN HELP

Yes, it is so important when you get knocked down to get back up. The problem is that it has become cliche. Truth is it hurts to get knocked down. It hurts to lose. It hurts to get bad news. But there is little if any substitute for resilience. Recently the great...

LONGING

It’s not my fault Dad took me to baseball games and I swooned He loved it the crowd the noise the chatter food sounds so many unique sounds and even the aroma We held hands on the way home win or lose The other guys were bums are bums that’s how it is...

MARVELLOUS MOOKIE

Mookie Betts, full name Markus Lynn Betts (yes, that is M L B in initials) is a wonderful player to watch on and off the field. Last night the Dodgers were in game three of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Mookie found himself on second base, saw his...

IMAGINE BEING NAMED WHITEY

One of the great qualities of baseball is that it really does not focus on names, colors, creeds, or political views. Baseball at its best is tolerant and utterly non discriminatory. It is about agility, and character. Grace and determination. Not many, if any, name...