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A Picture Worth Almost Two Thousand Words: Ted Kluszewski and Me

September 2, 2013 by · 12 Comments 

It was a moment that now seems almost as if I imagined it.  It was the summer of 1972, I was seventeen years old, freshly graduated from high school, away from home, somewhere in Ohio, and Iron Mike was hurling baseballs at me in a batting cage.  Having spent considerable time in this same situation […]

Visiting Louisville, and Pleased

April 16, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Visiting the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory along with attending a home game of the Louisville Bats has been on my to do list for several years. Purchasing a pair of tickets the day they went on sale for my wife Lynne and I for Monday April 11, our plans were set. Heading into to […]

Strasburg in Syracuse Ninth Start: Getting Lost

May 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

His ninth start is a Monday late in May. I leave early in order to make friends with Syracuse. ‘Making friends with the city’ means getting good and lost on my way to a bookstore, and then driving in circles on three different routes from the bookstore to the ballpark. I see De Witt and […]

Wade Boggs and Don Mattingly as Prospects

March 4, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

One of the major themes of spring training, of course, is the emergence of new stars: in some cases, they’re prospects who’ve been waiting impatiently for a chance to establish themselves in the majors. A while ago I looked up reports on Wade Boggs and Don Mattingly as they were exhibiting that mood of impatience. […]