SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO FOCUS ON THE GAME

Four photos at the ball park the other evening, over the course of a few innings. The game was of interest, don’t get me wrong, but I kept looking at the sky. Not sure just what I was looking for out there, but my buddy next to me was talking, and I don’t...

OK, I AM MAKING A PITCH HERE

Stamina – the ability to endure, to keep going, to get a second maybe even a third wind. Nolan Ryan once threw 235 pitches in a game for the then-California Angels.  It was not all that long ago, 1974.  That was early in his career, and he went on to pitch for 27...

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...

SALUTE!

Over 200 years ago, a gentleman named Francis Scott Key wrote a poem “The Defence of Fort McHenry”.  We know it today as the Star Spangled Banner. In time a bit of a joke has arisen:  “What are the last two words of the National Anthem?”...

WHAT A RASCAL

Did you say he flipped you off?  You didn’t say that!  Well this link speaks for itself… https://www.mlb.com/cut4/clayton-kershaw-s-son-bat-flips-against-him

SHOEBOX TREASURES

Imagine a story on a small piece of cardboard, with a photo. A couple inches by a couple inches, maybe. And you spend quite a bit of time looking at it, front and back. You look at it many, many times. It is possible — I don’t think it can be denied...