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T-Ball Journal: Scene of the Crime

We had set up the perfect perimeter.

Posted on Aug 10, 2007

T-Ball Journal: Team Sun Screen

It was then that the greatest consumer product upgrade in the last 10 years went into effect. I am talking of course about the development of spray-on sun block.

Posted on Aug 3, 2007

T-Ball Journal: Rubbing It In

The moral of this story: if the kids aren't talking to each other, they aren't taunting each other.

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

T-Ball Journal: Only in the City

Ah, the mysterious Chicago Public League. For some reason, these two lost teams ended up on our modest little diamond.

Posted on Jul 20, 2007

T-Ball Journal: Punked Out

The boy's dad sidled over to me and said something to the effect of "You're kid punked out my kid." When we relived the highlights after the game, the play in question was at the top of the list.

Posted on Jul 12, 2007

T-Ball Journal: The Father Factor

I alway have to remind myself that if my son over-reacts to sporting stimuli, he comes by it naturally. His father was a noted crybaby in his day.

Posted on Jul 6, 2007

T-Ball Journal: Pink & Blue

One of the moms of one of the boys on the team said quietly that you could tell who the girls were by the way they ran. She then quickly added "except yours of course."

Posted on Jun 29, 2007

T-Ball Journal: Naps and Taps

At intermission, my wife went in and helped Alana make her rather jarring change from tap-dance outfit to baseball uniform. They left on her stage make-up, which Alana made sure to show her coach.

Posted on Jun 22, 2007

T-Ball Journal: Snack Attack

Serving up a popular snack in a way that doesn't leave you feeling at least slightly queasy is not easy.

Posted on Jun 15, 2007

T-Ball Journal: Pop Flies And Dark Skies

We had only one bad-hop bloodied face last year but there were plenty of bruises and bumps. The kids' shins always take a beating.

Posted on Jun 7, 2007

T-Ball Journal: No Cheering, Coach

It doesn't take much to lose kids at his level. One struck out early in his first game and never came back.

Posted on May 31, 2007

T-Ball Journal: Welcome to Little League

Keeping the children hydrated, something we didn't worry about in my day, was the biggest drama of our season-opener - against the Cubs, a team that amazingly enough was sponsored by "Obama for President."

Posted on May 24, 2007

TrackNotes: Back To The Future

Will Bob Baffert ever go away? Churchill Downs Inc.: It's just what they do. Dickie D. dead. Cliches can shape your biorhythms. Double-teaming justice. You look just like. We asked one person, me.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2022

The White Sox Report

Minnie Miñoso Was Very, Very Good To Us

Electric, indefatigable and, finally, undenied.

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Posted on Dec 9, 2021