BASEBALL IS MORE POPULAR THAN EVER

Talk about fake news! I keep hearing and reading that baseball’s popularity is on the down swing.  A number of teams are struggling for suitable fan attendance, the pundits insist. Well, those naysayers are very dogged, but not dogged enough.  Here is proof...

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...

THE CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH

Ah, the ceremonial first pitch; one of the baseball’s rituals… The ball originally was thrown from the grandstand, but that changed after President Reagan threw the first pitch from the field. Often today the pitch is done from in front of the...