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26
Mar

52 Years Later

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...
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30
Jan

President Rand Paul?

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...
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26
Jan

Perfect Anyway

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...
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19
Jun

There’s nothing funny about 39 either

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....
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31
May

Cricket Anyone?

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...
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10
May

Giving Thanks

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...
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12
Feb

Top of the League

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....
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03
Feb

Rescue Me

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...
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