Delving into my love/hate relationship with the New York Mets

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A strange thing happened on the way to growing up.  And it happened on October 25, 1986. It may not have been my first real heartbreak but it sure as hell stung like it. But we have to go farther Continue reading

The Band Wagon Overfloweth

Cubs Win

“Y’know, one day, Tito Puente will be dead, and you’ll say, “Oh, I’ve been listening to him for years, and I think he’s fabulous.” Bill Murray as John Winger in Stripes   Be careful what you wish for, America, because Continue reading

Book Review: The Pine Tar Game by Filip Bondy

Pine Tar Game Bondy

“The bat handle, for not more than 18 inches from its end, may be covered or treated with any material or substance to improve the grip.  Any such material, including pine tar, which extends past the 18-inch limitation, in the Continue reading

What if?

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What if Ronda Rousey fought Floyd Mayweather… and won? What if a member already in Baseball’s Hall of Fame admitted to using steroids regularly to get an edge? What if Joe Maddon wins a World Series with the Cubs? What Continue reading

Jump shots and coffee shops: Vin Baker’s tale of loss and redemption


“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom” -          George S. Patton I read an article the other day that made me stop and think.  It made me think about life, addiction, consequences and how the things we Continue reading

Book Review: Vindicated by Jose Canseco

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Just when you thought the conversation about steroid use in baseball was over and done with, Alex Rodriguez continues to break Major League records with every at-bat.  This season, he passed Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run Continue reading

Is Serena Williams the most dominant athlete of this generation?

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With all this talk about Michael and LeBron, Money and Manny, A-Rod and Roids, Brady and Manning and whether Tiger will ever return to prominence, one person has dominated their sport this century more than any of them.   And it’s Continue reading