Category Archives: Baseball

Wherever I moved, there was always baseball. Now, it’s Chicago.

As I’m working on some other projects, I’m watching a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland A’s.  Neither team’s pitcher has much control, and its already 4-3 in the 5th.  I’m rooting for the Sox, although … Continue reading

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Americans. Chapter 2 now posted

I’ve posted the second weekly installment of Americans (the novel).   The World Series, a beautiful woman, politics.  A good start, don’t you think? 2. Jamie Bryant. The World Series.

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The Red Sox now have more lefties in their lineup than MSNBC

Quote of the day, from Colin Cowheard on ESPN radio: “The Red Sox now have more lefties in their lineup than MSNBC.”

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It’s one of the sad days of the year: the day after the baseball season ends

A few reflections on the end of the season and the World Series: It’s one of the sad days of the year: the day after the baseball season ends. Note: my wife does not agree with this sentiment. In fact, … Continue reading

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Once in a red moon: Rangers another World Series longshot

On the eve of the 2010 World Series, I re-post below my response to the Boston Red Sox’ long-awaited victory in the 2004 Fall Classic.  The Texas Rangers have never won the championship–either in their original incarnation as the Washington … Continue reading

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The Chilean miracle; Fatherlessness and adoption; What’s with the name collective?; Classy baseball playoff moments; Your brain on computers

The Chilean Miracle:     The national exultation over the successful rescue of 33 miners carries with it the recognition that success required both innovation and miracle. For the miners, it will always include a memory of the darkest days of … Continue reading

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The Boys of Summer Yearning to Play in the Fall: My Baseball Predictions

I’m a huge baseball fan and I have been ever since I went to sleep as a kid listening to the Cubs on the radio (and the Cubs could put you to sleep). I’m such a baseball fan that I … Continue reading

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Best player in baseball is an easy guy to cheer for

For most baseball fans, Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers came into view when he blew away first-round records in the 2008 All Star Game Homerun Derby.  It was then that most of us also learned his story of drug addiction … Continue reading

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Boston Red Sox 2004: The Impossible Dream

I spent some of my childhood in Boston, something I haven’t talked much about in recent years or particularly during this presidential election. This morning, of course, I am a native son. If ever there was a time in sport … Continue reading

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