Tag Archives: World Series

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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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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