Does anyone really like major league baseball? Uggh, is there anything more boring than watching grown men pretending to be enthused while they "play" their way through 160 games extending from April to October? ... in a sport that condenses the action of a three hour game into a 30 second film clip on the … Continue reading Dadgummit!
The Little League baseball and softball season is winding down, so make a note to yourself to come back next season and watch for the Player of the Week and Play of the Week series. I'll still be showing action sport photos throughout the year, because that's what I do, but not as frequently as … Continue reading Note to Self
Everybody should have a back-up plan. NASA calls it "Fail-Safe"; i.e. if something fails there is always a back-up system to ensure safe completion of the mission. The military calls it contingency planning, smart businesses may call it "Alternate Plan B", and short lived businesses call it "Oh _ _ _ _!". I call it "belts … Continue reading Belts and Suspenders
The phrase, "no place like home" has nothing to do with baseball, nor does it pertain to real estate, upscale furnishings or higher standards of living. The phrase is an observation of life. Its nice to travel to exotic places, see how the "other half" lives, taste new foods, experience different cultures, discover some little-known fact to impress your friends with your Cliff … Continue reading No Place Like Home
Remember donkey baseball? Slow-pitch softball, really, but it was all played on donkeys. During the blistering hot summer, farmers and ranchers would all come to town on Saturday night, especially when the carnival was in town. If the carnival included a donkey baseball team, a game was often scheduled as a fund-raiser in small mid-western towns. Town dignitaries … Continue reading Donkey Baseball
Brush BackI'm always amazed at how well little leaguers imitate big leaguers. Take a good look at the two 9 year old players in this photo. The batter has on a full uniform, just like the big leaguers: shoes with "spikes" (rubber), knee socks, pants, liner and jersey, and batting helmet. A lot of young batters even … Continue reading The Great Imposters
Voo Doo HexA game of 11 year olds provided this chance meeting of distant cousins at second base. It looks like the second baseman is trying to put some kind of hex on the base runner, who happens to be his 3rd or 4th cousin, whatever that is. Does anyone really understand what a 3rd cousin … Continue reading Play of the Week