As I write this, the news of Tom Seaver's passing is still painfully fresh, if not genuinely surprising. He'd been quite ill for a long time with the dementia and Lyme disease that shared culpability in his demise. I can't claim that the hero worship I'd felt for him as a child had endured into … Continue reading Just “Terrific”
I was at work when I found out that Frank Robinson had died. It was not unexpected, as he'd been suffering with bone cancer, but it still landed on me with a weight I didn't anticipate, but perhaps should have. Although not a member of my own inner circle of baseball immortals, Mr. Robinson was … Continue reading Frank Robinson. Not in Need.
For those who don't know who William Norwood is, your first thought after glancing at the title of this piece would probably be that he is an orthopedic surgeon about to become famous for developing a radical new way to repair the panoply of injuries that have beset the sport of baseball in general and … Continue reading Dr. Norwood + T.J. Rivera = Better MLB
I first started to think about this piece during the primaries, in late 2015. Listening to a friend (Jim) rail away on the tragicomic nature of a Trump candidacy I couldn't help but try to find an upside to what was, admittedly, the odd combination of amusement and anxiety that the thought of a possible … Continue reading Candy Cummings, Donald Trump: Closer Than You Think