22nd Jan. 2017

I Ain’t No Pipp!

Five months ago, almost to the day, I was lying a hospital bed fresh off shoulder surgery. Today, I just didn't want to take any chances. So before manager Mike...

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10th Jan. 2017

Wheels Up

'Beating the rush' took on a whole new meeting late Monday night into early Tuesday morning in Tampa. Don't get me wrong, I'm the last guy that wants to get...

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1st Jan. 2017

My Fair Lady

On paper it seemed like the perfect plan. We haven't been out for New Year's Eve in probably a decade. Undoubtedly in our time together we've been there, probably done...

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23rd Oct. 2016

Best seats in the house

A sure sign of getting old is when you wake-up (that's a good thing) on a beautiful Saturday morning in Alabama and you are thankful for two things: college football...

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31st Jul. 2016

First Pitch

I've gotten base hits off former major league pitchers; okay maybe their best years were in the JFK era but so what? Most still threw harder than I can see...

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22nd May. 2016

Talladega Mornings

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...

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26th Mar. 2016

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...

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30th Jan. 2016

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...

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26th Jan. 2016

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...

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31st May. 2015

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...

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10th May. 2015

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...

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