SECRECY AND SUBVERSION

SECRECY AND SUBVERSION

“Is this the class about how to throw a curveball?” “Yes, you’re in the right room.” “But, well, what’s with this secrecy and subversion stuff?” “You want to throw a curveball, and try to make sure the batter is...
ANTICIPATION

ANTICIPATION

So you stand near the track and look out rooting for that horse “Come on baby!” Or you stand in front of the large window as the plane lands and then the passengers come through the walk way there she is! There! Or you know it’s the holidays and...
WHIFFING IN 2018

WHIFFING IN 2018

Might Casey-itis?  Is that what this is? In August 2018, the New York Times wrote: “This could be the first season in major league history to feature more strikeouts than hits, a slowdown that worries many league officials. Thirty years ago, batters compiled...
VINtage

VINtage

Vin Scully is a unique, lyrical part of baseball. His way of describing the plays before him transformed what may seem to be “just a game” into something quite a bit more, for so many of us. The movie “Field of Dreams” captures the poetic...
ONE ARM

ONE ARM

The great composer Ravel (for reasons I have yet to determine) composed a concerto for just the left hand. It is extraordinary. And, just in case you don’t quite believe me, here is a You Tube video of the remarkable Yuja Wang.  (No, she doesn’t play for...
MOM WHERE ARE MY BASEBALL CARDS?

MOM WHERE ARE MY BASEBALL CARDS?

According to Wikipedia “A baseball card is a type of trading card relating to baseball, usually printed on cardboard, silk or plastic.” Wait a second… silk? Let me ask: Do you mean a baseball card, like on your birthday you open it and it reads: ...