It's been about a week now since I finished the book. If you read any of my tweets while I plowed through it, you know already that I am deeply conflicted. First of all, I should be fair and link to the Amazon Kindle purchase page just in case you want to experience this for yourself.... Continue Reading →
Story Time – All About Baseball Cards
Let's all flashback to 1979-1980 shall we? Even though this tale actually begins in the summer of 1975 when my friend Marie and I met at 10 years old hanging out in the back warehouse-type rooms of our parent's workplaces. We had no where else to go when school was out so we hung out... Continue Reading →
Since I was not able to see Game 2 yesterday, naturally SportsBoy got the call to start at 2nd base - and he turned two double plays. He had one at bat and lined out to their 2nd baseman (a just reward?). However, 1 at bat in 7 innings tells you that the other team's... Continue Reading →
A new season begins
High school baseball starts for real tomorrow. And I have learned that it is WAY MORE intense than football! He has either a game or a practice 6 out of 7 days - Sunday is the only day of rest. Mother Nature is being kind to us and the only rain in site the next... Continue Reading →
Late Friday beauty – is there anything better than cats with kids?
I had to capture this moment last night - Amber actually sat in someone elses lap while mine was available on the same sofa! And? They are BOTH smiling! Doesn't get better than that does it? After 10 days of winter break, the first work week of 2011 has been survived - barely! Each... Continue Reading →
(Not so) little boys ALWAYS find the mud!
SportsBoy played in his first baseball game in a long time and of course he had to pull it off in style. it's Freshman fall ball with the high school team and Saturday morning they played on a field at a high school that was in pretty good shape. Varsity field and all that. The... Continue Reading →
I haz a rant
On the eve of a mid term election day, and despite my absolute passion for politics and the games surrounding it, I am absolutely DONE with people who MIX politics and games – specifically, the World Series. Quit telling me who to root for in the Series based on political beliefs! Seriously – STOP IT!... Continue Reading →
Things that make you go “DUH!”
Stealing from Twitter again - this time the Breaking News feed: Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has signed on as a contributor to the Fox News Channel Mark McGwire admits using steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998 This is not really BreakingNews' fault of course, but - DUH!!!!!!!!!! I'm not... Continue Reading →
NN09 Day Two (Part 2)
This is going to be picture heavy. All I need to tell you is that the NN09 attendees had a wonderful opportunity to take over the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. They set us up to take swings in the batting cage and shag fly balls in the outfield and they fed... Continue Reading →