Tag Archives: Red Sox

You’re never too old to ask for an autograph

When I read that former Boston Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin was due to appear at a minor-league baseball game in Syracuse, I knew I had to be there. Timlin, who played for the Syracuse Chiefs in the early 1990s … Continue reading

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Why ‘Donate Life’ by becoming an organ donor? Why not?

The best thing about working at an academic medical center is my almost daily exposure to inspiring people and stories. Today I went to a ceremony at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY, to mark April as “Donate Life” … 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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John ‘Jay’ Bonfatti — five years gone, you still make us smile

John F. “Jay” Bonfatti left us five years ago and the loss still stings, especially this time of year. Each August for the past 33 years, a motley collection of football “experts” have gotten together for the annual draft in … Continue reading

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