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Roy Berger
I know it’s one day post-Father’s Day and as much as I enjoyed everyone’s posts yesterday about their dads, I still need to take a moment to brag on my boy. He’s not your normal companion. He shows dogged determination in getting done what he needs to do. He doesn’t beg for attention; he just...
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If you’re Jewish there are some things you just don’t do. Not kosher as we say. You don’t eat a pastrami sandwich on white bread. You don’t sprinkle bacon crumbles in your matzah ball soup. And it’s probably not a real good idea to invite the Rabbi and his family to your home for a...
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Maybe I’ve lived in too many places or held too many jobs or just been around too long, but it rarely takes me all six degrees of separation to find commonality with someone. Unless of course it’s the President of the Ukraine but now that I think about it my favorite server, in my favorite...
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I expected the moment to be surreal, impactful, powerful and sentimental. After all, I’ve carried the vivid memory of it with me for more than 52 years. Finally, I anticipated seeing it all unfold right in front of me. My generation will never forget where we were and what we were doing on November 22,...
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Rand Paul for President: Last Friday, the day before I left for Pirates camp, I finished my final pre-camp workout with my Birmingham baseball guru Jarrod Patterson. The former Tiger and Royal said he wanted two things from me at my fifth Pirates week: to give pitching a try and to hit a triple. Considering...
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The setting and script was Hollywood perfect. Bases loaded. Two out. Top of the last inning. Down a run. The count runs full. The sixty-three year old first baseman is at the plate. He’s been here before, about fifteen months earlier, and delivered. The weather was Bradenton, FL seventy degree delightful. The setting absolutely picturesque....
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Watching Tiger Woods get eliminated from the U.S. Open on Friday, for those old enough to remember, was eerily reminiscent to Muhammad Ali’s last fight in 1981. Even if you didn’t like either or both, their skill set and one time dominance over their respective sports shouldn’t conjure much debate. They were kings, intimidators and...
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If you think baseball is slow, take a gander at cricket. Baseball is the excitement equivalent of a two-man advantage power play in overtime of the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Finals; it’s a goal line stand up by six with 10 seconds on the clock; it’s a LeBron three pointer from the corner...
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A great baseball birthday week in Pittsburgh, not often said by non-Pittsburghers, ends with the reality of my first Mother’s Day without my Mom but a new appreciation for many things in life thanks to the prose of the late Stuart Scott. Friday night with Andi Berger at PNC Park for the Pirates and Cardinals in...
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Being American and a sports fan, I got it honest so-to- speak. Like the rest of us, I’m not much of a soccer guy except once every four years. However, 2014 was a pretty good year for me to cross events on my get ’em done while you can list. I got to go to...
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