LOSS

Darkness at the break of noon Shadows even the silver spoon The handmade blade, the child’s balloon Eclipses both the sun and moon To understand you know too soon There is no sense in trying               – Bob Dylan On that cheerful note, there is also  a...

WAR, What is it Good For?

Make love not war. But, what if they gave a war, and nobody came? Ok, this not the WAR of military combat, but the WAR that is referred to in baseball. I’ve studied this thing.  I really have concentrated.  I burned the midnight oil…read and re-read and...

There IS Crying in Baseball

Forlorn: Pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely.   “forlorn figures at bus stops”    Woebegon; doleful. The definition of forlorn includes figures at bus stops? Woebegone?  That sounds like the trade name for an anti-depressant. Well,  have you seen how...

LET’S PLAY DIRTY

  Whoever said cleanliness is next to godliness did not play baseball.  Or wasn’t a kid.  Or a grown up who still thinks like a kid.  In fact, just to be clear about it:  The saying “cleanliness is next to godliness” is not (I repeat not) in the...