OK, so we all know Alex doesn’t like baseball. It’s sort of the running joke of this blog. (Although in my eyes it’s not a joke, it’s a serious character flaw that is my duty as a father to fix.) But what Alex does like is swimming and diving. For the past 4 summers he’s … More Is Swimming a Sport?
…I met Tom 6 years ago at a cub scout camping trip. Our boys were both 5. The trip was hell. Boys were running like maniacs through the dark with flaming sticks. They kept going to the food table, opening sugar packets, drinking them, and flinging the wrappers into the fire. At one point a … More Return to the Woods
Mini-post. There really isn’t any heavy content to share here. I don’t have a story or any reflections. But as the title suggests: Jack made the majors. The tryouts were a big deal, but the news of making the majors was sort of a fizzle. So that’s the update: Jack made the majors. Other updates: … More Majors Made
Alex asked me: “Why is your blog called NuckolBall?” “Well, it’s our last name and also the name of a pitch in baseball. I combined them.” I was surprised he didn’t know that. “Yeah,” he said sadly, “but why does the blog have to be about baseball?” OH. Alex got the name. He got it … More Alex-Based Post: Comments Required
The cliffhanger trivia question from my last post: Q: Name the only team in four professional sports (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) to win the championship every time it has qualified for postseason play. The answer: A: The Florida Marlins (great job Matt A. for texting me the answer within minutes of posting) Here’s another: Q: … More Christmas Eve and the Power of Baseball
If I were to blindfold you, take you into a room, and ask you to identify the room without seeing it: one sniff and you’d yell out: Wrestling Gym! Then you’d cover your nose. This is Jack’s second year of wrestling. Here are some observations about kid wrestling: 1) The smell This cannot be mentioned … More Winter Sports: Wrestling
With baseball season over (with the worst possible result), we are exploring various winter sports. For this episode, we explore air hockey. We recently received an air hockey table from our neighbor. The thing has been awesome. We have a ping pong table and a knock hockey set, but neither has ever gotten much traction. … More Winter Sports: Man Laws of Air Hockey