Hank Blalock and my little All-Star

In an earlier post written to describe the number 9, I made a passing reference to Hank Blalock, a baseball player who wore #9 for the Texas Rangers. I promised to tell the story of Blalock and his importance to me, and haven’t gotten around to that since. But since I wound up at numberContinue reading “Hank Blalock and my little All-Star”

The essence of baseball

Without the number nine, there is no baseball. There’s nine players on a team, nine innings in a game, and without those two you components you have some other game going on besides baseball. I once memorized Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s classic “Casey at the Bat” for a presentation in class, and the first line isContinue reading “The essence of baseball”