Monthly Archives: September 2015

Filter Fish and Rush Ahoma

In what appears to be the final completed piece of his writing to be published, Oliver Sacks authored a piece on Filter Fish for The New Yorker magazine.  Filter Fish is of courase a malapropism for Gefilte Fish, much like … Continue reading

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Big Sam Thompson

I blogged last year about the pleasure I had of running into Don Thompson, a descendant of Big Sam Thompson’s brother – one of the most unheralded great ballplayers of the late 1800s.  Sam, the right fielder of the greatest … Continue reading

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Holding On To Summer

The heat wave this week will take the temperature back into the 90s, delighting our echeveria succulent. Another delightful Labor Day Weekend today will find granddaughters taking the NJ Transit train down by themselves to the Pt. Pleasant Beach Station to … Continue reading

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AFL Guideline Reference

Thanks to a Cubs’ blogger from which the information below is taken.  Maybe we’ll get to see Ian Happ after all, perhaps on the Taxi squad (see #3 below). The Arizona Fall League (AFL) is an MLB developmental league (approximately equivalent to … Continue reading

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Arizona Fall League Rosters Out for 2015!

Phinally the wait is over, as the rosters were released today for the 2015 AFL clubs who’ll begin play in Arizona stadia in mid-October.  Our Phillies will be part of the Glendale Desert Dogs, featuring top prospect J.P. Crawford at … Continue reading

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