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Life According to Vin Scully

My early days of baseball depended upon a transistor radio. During the memorable 1960 World Series, for example, I tucked the radio inside my shirt, ran the earpiece up my sleeve and sat listening, convinced I was fooling the nun … Continue reading

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On Childhood Heroes: Jimmy Piersall

I read somewhere once that stories that were favorites when we were children usually tell something about us (Mine was Ferdinand the Bull). The same is likely true of our childhood heroes. Like the song says, many of my boyhood heroes were … Continue reading

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Heroes: James “Cool Papa” Bell

This past September my sons and I met in Kansas City MO for our annual baseball trip. During the day, we journeyed to the Negro League Museum. The museum is testimony to both a shameful time in the history of … Continue reading

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On Finding God through Baseball

I have been reading an interesting book titled Baseball as a Road to God by John Sexton. Dr. Sexton (who also happens to be president of NYU) has been teaching a popular seminar of the same name for some years. In … Continue reading

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On Heroes: Red Schoendienst

When we are young, we often find heroes and heroines — people of some note who in some way manifest qualities we hope to acquire. For males of my generation, many of those heroes were either cowboys or athletes or … Continue reading

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On Baseball

For me, baseball is a spiritual matter. It encompasses most of the themes I’ve discussed so far. I first came to baseball as a spiritual matter back in 1984. I had been sober for a little over a year. While … Continue reading

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