It is the All-Star Break. It’s all about Baseball. I wrote this on December 6, 2017. He was out of shape, overweight, loved food,
Category: History of the Game
Roy Halladay, Edgar Martínez, Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera became immortal on Tuesday. Enough said.
Why Did the Red Sox Trade the Babe?
One of the most mysterious aspects of the game of baseball is Babe Ruth. Seriously. Why does he continue to charm us? What is
Funny How the World Is
I was going to bombast about something, but then I realized I just didn’t want to be that way as I write this, in
Aaron or Ruth?
I have been involved in an interesting discussion on Twitter. Who was the greatest Henry Aaron or George Herman Ruth? One guy was almost
There are numerous political things one could discuss today, but we need to put life into perspective. I’ve been doing this quite a bit
Memories of Immortality
On Sunday, Chipper Jones became immortal. I don’t mind admitting I bawled the entire time he was speaking. There is a reason for that,
What Is Greatness?
First published on April 9, 2014 Henry Aaron was the last Major League player to be part of the Negro Leagues. One of the
My Greatest Team
First published on March 21, 2017. One of the best things about both baseball and opera is history. Fans of both sports, and trust
We Hold These Truths….
From July 4, 2012. Today is the All Star Game. It is terribly important to understand the link between baseball and our history. Today,
Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie, & the Fourth of July
First published on July 4, 2016. “I see great things in baseball. It’s our game — the American game. It will take our people
Shoeless Joe Jackson on Shoeless Joe Jackson
First published on July 16, 2013. I found this the other day. It is an interview of Shoeless Joe Jackson by the late, great
Sunday Morning Opera: PLAY BALL!
For the past few months, everyone’s heart has been so heavy – broken – in the world of opera. Finally, we have something to
“…The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like
Teddy Ballgame’s Big Day
On September 28, 1941 Ted Williams made history. Always a man of courage, he could have sat out the game, and had a secure
Sunday Morning Opera: Take Me Out to the Ballgame
There are two things which go together like patriotism and hotdogs: Baseball and Opera. Please, don’t ask me to explain why. It is completely
The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow
I’m not quite sure which headline to use. The most important news is that Tim Raines is finally immortal.He received 86% of the vote
The Heart of America
“…It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it
Sunday Morning Opera: Baseball Is Back
Any true opera fanatic knows there is a direct coloration to opera and baseball. Today the world is young again. It is a day
Sunday Morning Opera: National Opera Week
This is one of those days when I don’t have a theme. The long, dark siege of winter is here. I don’t like winter.Read More
Sunday Morning Opera: The Met, Mets, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Birthday & My Father
The problem with opera is that is is this big, huge sport of kings and queens, but it is also terribly intimate. You getRead More
We the (perpetually offended) People of the United States of America
The other day, my cousin had a photo on FB. The caption was something like ‘Who are we going to offend, today.” I’m beginningRead More
April 8, 1974
This is how I remember the greatest player in the history of the game. Let’s be honest, Ted Williams is the greatest hitter. But,Read More
I’m Tired of Being Outraged
Is it possible 2014 will go down as the Year of Outrage? So far, 2015 doesn’t seem to be much better. Let’s face it,Read More
The One Constant
After dozing through The Man Who Came to Dinner, which is, arguably, not only one of the greatest comedies ever made, but may beRead More
The Most Important Aspect of Dealing With Cuba – BASEBALL!
“…Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball..” Jacques Barzun In what is rather like a Lent commentary,Read More
The Coming Bloodbath – The Six Year Itch
I’ve been predicting that the Democrats are facing an uphill battle in November. The are several reasons for this. First, Barack Obama isn’t entirelyRead More
The Greatest Ever
“A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have people say, ‘There goesRead More
Wednesday’s Hero – Lt. Col. Jerry Coleman
Lt. Col.Jerry Coleman 89 years old from San Diego, California VMSB-341, VMA-323 New York Yankees 1949-1957 September 14, 1924 – January 5, 2014 NotRead More
POTUS While Black
Henry Aaron, the greatest home run hitter in the history of baseball said it all the other day. The rabid GOP detractors and hatersRead More