Monthly Archives: May 2019

Ready for Guaranteed Rate Field

Guaranteed Rate Field doesn’t have the same ring to it as Comiskey Park, but that’s what the stadium where the major league White Sox now play in Chicago is named.  Just outside of Chicago, in Park Ridge, Illinois, a band … Continue reading

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Eva’s Preschool Graduation

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Politics and Poly-Ticks

Wow.  Just finished reading this book on a plane trip to Chicago, and I’ll say it again.  Wow!  The is a biography of sorts about Willy Burgdorfer, an entomologist credited with discovering the infectious agent that causes Lyme disease, a … Continue reading

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The Second Mountain

I’m hooked on books from David Brooks.  I didn’t think he could top his self-reflecting Road to Character.  But then came The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. In 2018, Brooks became Executive Director of The Aspen Institute. … Continue reading

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The Fall League Proving Ground

I don’t have stats to back this up (yet), but my assertion is that there are very few Arizona Fall League baseball players who excel at the major league level who did not excel in the Fall League.  And the … Continue reading

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Sy Berger’s Baseball Cards

Continuing with spring cleaning this weekend, I came across a book on Jews not named Hank Greenberg or Sandy Koufax who impacted baseball in America.  From the hobbyist’s perspective, front and center was Sy Berger – father of the modern … Continue reading

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Stephen King and Spring Cleaning

It’s coming on ten years since I blogged about discovering Stephen King’s love of baseball in a quietly celebrated supplement to the San Francisco Panorama (McSweeney’s Issue 33).  While spring cleaning this morning, in preparation for vacating our North Jersey … Continue reading

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