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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12th Feb. 2015

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,...

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6th Apr. 2014

The Masters

If you're a golf fan, or sports fan or just want a taste of Americana, this out of the way burgh in east Georgia needs to be on your to-do...

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