We’re approaching the end of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals and one thing is certain. Never has there been such a display of beards and bling in one place for a sporting event since … Continue reading Major League Beards & Bling
The Washington Nationals enjoy a two-game advantage over the St. Louis Cardinals heading into today’s playoff game in baseball’s National League Championship Series, formerly known as “the Pennant.” I like “the Pennant.” I also like the Nationals. They remind me … Continue reading The “Amazin” Washington Nationals
In an excellent article in the McKinsey Quarterly, Jeff Luhnow, general manager of baseball’s Houston Astros, explained that base runners need to be aggressive. If they aren’t, it will cost the team not only runs but wins over the regular … Continue reading Thrown Out at Third
Take Laura Fedora to the beach this weekend. “She rolled her eyes in that way of hers that can make me feel naked (not the good kind) and then marched inside. So I sat there curling and uncurling the ends … Continue reading Mittwoch Matinee
I live in a fantasy world. That may be true for most of us, but in my case some of the fantasies have become real. Once, I was a church organist and played for three Masses on Sunday. Well, it … Continue reading Baseball & Other Fantasies
At a talk several years ago, Howard Schultz, legendary founder of Starbuck’s, was asked which team he favored: the Yankees or Mets. It was a fair question, since Schultz grew up in Brooklyn, birthplace of the Dodgers. It is a … Continue reading Yankees or Mets?
Baseball is back, finally, and not a day too soon. To paraphrase Gerald Ford, our long NFL nightmare is over. No more YouTube videos of elevator violence, no more bungled press conferences, no more plausible denials, acting out, and halftime … Continue reading The Clink of the Bat