The pivotal year

I was walking my dog this morning when I noticed a penny in the street. It was in the crease between the actual street and the asphalt lump that rises to form a speed bump. Speed bumps are prevalent in my neighborhood, and they’re irritating but, like squirrels, they continue to exist without regard toContinue reading “The pivotal year”

Thoughts about Game Sevens past

Game time is almost here, and I wanted to get these out there before the first pitch. There hasn’t been a Game seven in the World Series since the Rally Monkey Angels beat Dusty Baker’s Giants back in 2002. The nine-year stretch without a Game seven is the longest in the history of the WorldContinue reading “Thoughts about Game Sevens past”

I could never root for the Rangers

Game six of the World Series is tonight and, if all goes as I hope it will, there will be a Game seven, winner-take-all, ultimate baseball showdown in St. Louis tomorrow night. The series to this point–and this year’s┬ápostseason in general–demands nothing less. I’ve already gone on the record as being a Cardinals supporter, forContinue reading “I could never root for the Rangers”

My tribute to a great player

The World Series starts today, and it’s both a good thing and a bad thing. It’s good because, after all of the Spring training drills, regular season games, and postseason drama, now we get to see which team can say they’re the best. And it’s bad because, after it’s over, the game will go awayContinue reading “My tribute to a great player”