Footnotes included at the end. Footnotes Things we talked about in the car: Popularity, my mom, suicide (tragically relevant), relationship with his brother, baseball (lots and lots), future road trips, how I met Shani, times I had my heart broken, more baseball, Family Guy, hardest we’d laughed with our friends, play-by-play of my trip around … More Spring Training road trip in 27 photos.
Jacks started his baseball camp Monday. Alex and I picked him up that evening. “How’d it go?” I asked. “Man, did I stink it up!” he said cheerfully. His friend Danny (who I was bringing home) chimed in. “I stunk it up too!” I didn’t know what to make of it, but after Danny was … More Sad Kid
My uncle Coddy picked me up at the airport. As I climbed into the car, I asked him how far it was to Angels Stadium. “At least an hour. Get comfortable.” An hour sounded fine to me. We drove south across LA. Coddy told me about his hip surgery and a songwriter’s convention he’d recently … More Angelic Baseball
Babe Ruth had the appetite, strength, stamina, and libido of 10 men. He could eat 3 cream pies in one sitting. He could screw 6 girls in one night. He could drink 15 pitchers of beer. And after any of this, he could (and often did) head right to the ballpark and smash homeruns. He … More Book Review: Babe, the Legend Comes to Life
Little league playoffs. Double elimination and Jack’s team had already lost once. It was do or die time. Potentially Jack’s last chance to get a hit this season. I’ve kept the score book all season and this time the head coach asked me to sit in the dugout. Alex joined me. Two observations of note: … More Bad Language in the Dugout
Final entry for the Phillies game. This one widens out to a much larger personal picture. Like I said, it was me, Jack, Alex, and Shani’s dad. Boys trip to the Phils. We parked at the Holiday Inn lot. “This is a good hotel to stay in if you’re going to the game,” Jack said. … More Phillies Game Part 4 of 4: Making History
When I was in high school, I went to every single home football game, but I didn’t watch the games at all. For me it was a social event. I’d spend three hours walking around and around the field, stopping to talk to people, hitting the snack shack, flirting ineptly with girls. For many people, … More Phillies Game Part 3 of 4: Citizens Bank Park Review