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...

WHAT A SCREEN SAVER!

No crowds… playing in a bubble… shortened season, but you still get this. In the thick of a post season game, Codi Bellinger steals a home run from Fernando Tatis Jr… and probably saves the win. He had to circle back, he had to time it just right....

SAFE BETTS

Markus Lynn Betts – yes, the initials are MLB. We know him as Mookie. The fact that nickname was based on his mom’s sister’s name Cookie, notwithstanding. The Boston Red Sox parted with Mookie, the Dodgers are the team he is with, they have signed...