ARGUING AGAINST THE KNIFE

Ulnar collateral ligament reconstructions, also known as Tommy John surgery.  The first was in 1974, thank you to  the remarkable Dr. Franklin Jobe whose patient was indeed Tommy John.  When Dr. Jobe did the surgery back then, he projected about a 1 in 100 chance of...

A BASEBALL POEM ABOUT A KID

Could be a girl you know In fact may just be. Could be anyone’s kid you know probably is. Gotta watch as the kid takes swings stands ready to hit that pitch to maybe you know well make you stand up and shout wildly like a crazed person. But, when did being a...

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

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...