Tag Archives: Baseball

Trump’s Swampville 9 loses a tough one to Team USA

Back when ‘merica was great, baseball teams “barnstormed” across the U.S., delighting fans young and old. None of those squads, however, packed stadiums like Donald Trump’s rag-tag Swampville 9. They lost a close one this week, 6-5 on a walk-off … Continue reading

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Taking the long way home . . . on purpose

I wasn’t looking forward to the 496-mile drive home from Michigan, so I decided to take the long way and add 90 miles. Crazy, right? I had my reasons, including avoiding border crossings in and out of Canada that can … Continue reading

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115-year-old photo illustrates family’s link to baseball

Many of the family photos I inherited after my parents died remain a mystery. But there’s one that explains my family’s apparent genetic addiction to sports in general, baseball in particular. For years I’ve been in possession of a photograph of the 1900 … Continue reading

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Photo 101, Day Fifteen: Landscape & Cropping

A window seat of a descending airplane is a pretty good vantage point for a landscape shot or “sweeping panorama.” Even a bleak one. I took this a year ago as we approached an airport in America’s heartland. Every time … Continue reading

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Team’s visit to children’s hospital is a big win after a bad loss

A professional baseball player whose team gets clobbered, yet shows up the next morning at a children’s hospital — I mean really shows up, doesn’t just phone it in —  is more than OK in my book. Ten players from the Syracuse … Continue reading

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Lofty flying ritual tempered by medical emergency

Every time I fly, I indulge in a happy ritual. As the plane descends and the landscape of an unfamiliar city comes into view, I look for baseball fields among the housing developments and highways — true diamonds in the … Continue reading

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