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Roy Berger
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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It’s all his fault. Anyone that has known me for a while, knows just how characteristically improbable the last six years have been. February 7, 2009, against my wishes, we adopted Ibis as a four month old chow-retriever mix. We hated each other. Andi sent us both to remedial training to try and learn how...
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Just back from a successful Medjet trip to London to meet with our underwriters from Lloyd’s and for the first time stayed a few extra days to visit Wimbledon for the tournament. So if you’re a tennis fan here are some random Sunday musings: –What ever happened to Bud Collins? –The best job in the tennis world...
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This isn’t about baseball, only it’s a baseball setting. This is about life. This is about friendship. This is about not taking anything or any moment for granted. It’s about the gift we are given to both see and smell how green the centerfield grass really is. Last Wednesday morning at the age of 62 my...
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