For the Love of the Game

God's green cathedrals My ticket in hand The warm smell of summer As I climb to the stands     Ne'er a perfect day does exist In the scheme of it all Than a day at the park To enjoy baseball     The ritual of peanuts A dog and a beer Satisfies fans As … Continue reading For the Love of the Game

The Rant : Lance Armstrong

I’m going to be real honest with you, this may will turn into a rant… I sat down this morning for my routine of sipping a freshly brewed cup of coffee and to read the news.  The first article I came across dealt with the stripping of seven consecutive Tour de France titles from American … Continue reading The Rant : Lance Armstrong

The First Step is the Hardest

There are many variations of the quote, but the essential meaning I’d like to convey is this; “The first step is the hardest.” I’m intimately aware of this fact.  I smoked cigarettes for years.   It was something I inherited from my parents, who had both begun smoking in an age when smoking was considered cool … Continue reading The First Step is the Hardest

The Crack of the Bat

I don’t know what I like more, the smell of the grass or the smell of the hot dogs.  Even a frosty beer has that aroma to it, though I’ve become quite a beer snob as of late and ballparks don’t serve good beer.  Or as I like to call it…beer. Ooohhh, I like the … Continue reading The Crack of the Bat

When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It

“A great teammate” Mickey Mantle, when asked what he wanted written on his tombstone.  To be honest, I didn’t have a plan for this post.  But I knew I wanted to talk about Mickey Mantle.  An online friend and I had been talking baseball recently…Washington Nationals baseball to be exact.  A hot, young prospect made … Continue reading When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It