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A Child’s Game, A Man’s Game

I. Like winter, summer reaches a point of deadness.  The heat is uncompromising, oppressive; cookouts are stale, the menu overgrazed: hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, slaw, potato salad.  About this time, after the 4th of July, we begin to look forward to fall, the promise of cooler days when things somehow come alive again even as the world dies around us.  But even then there is baseball just as in spring and ...

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For Love of the Game

There’s a slight chill in the air as I lean forward in my seat on a Saturday evening. It’s good to be back in Yankee stadium. With my dad by my side, a mounting buzz fills the air and my heart begins to accelerate. The Bronx Bombers are down, but in the bottom of the ninth threatening to come back and tie things up. Could they do it? Many have written about the beauty of baseball, and though I’m sure much o ...

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