Summertime, And The Livin’ Is Sleepy

The dog days have arrived for me, I think, which means that unless I have something I must do, I tend to spend a little too much time nodding off in my easy chair these days. It’s even affecting my personal reading schedule. The books that I’ve set aside for future enjoyment have been unlooked…
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For Old Ballplayer, It Was About Time

When I looked at the photo of 80-year-old Earl Robinette seated by himself in the dugout of Comerica Park, where the Detroit Tigers play, I felt several emotions. I had to laugh because the plump old man looked quite comical in his official Tigers jersey and hat. He sat there alone, looking slightly overwhelmed, in…
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What’s Your Hurry, Friend?

For a second there, I thought I might write my blog today about the reported Republican overtures made to Dallas Mavericks owner and reality TV star Mark Cuban to run as a third-party candidate against Donald Trump. I thought I might say that it makes perfect sense — this year — to run another celebrity…
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ESPN’s Soviet-style Operating Principle

Ok, so I was watching ESPN’s re-broadcast of the 30 For 30 documentary on the Boston Red Sox’ incredible 2004 ALCS comeback against the New York Yankees and looking forward to re-living the series’ most iconic moment, ace pitcher Curt Schilling’s heroic Game Six performance where he performed on an injured ankle bleeding into his…
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A Step Back In Time Through Dad’s Old Newspapers

My dad, who passed away in 1990, liked to save newspaper clippings. He compiled a scrapbook of mostly old newspaper stories and entitled it, “Sports News of the Family,” which consisted mostly of the athletic exploits of himself and his younger brother Delbert. He collected more famous items, too. I remember once he showed me…
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