Dugout Wisdom

Nothing like a rain delay to get you to daydreaming. While infosnacking on the Interwebs today (okay, while avoiding writing a synopsis!), I came across this nugget from Hall of Fame pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige: “Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” Timely advice, considering I was letting odds and everything else keep me from pursuing...
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The Word Series

Props to Novel-T, which has created a lineup of American literature-inspired T-shirts. The baseball-themed shirts feature iconic characters and writers, like Hester Prynne, Moby-Dick and Captain Ahab, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, and writers Whitman, Poe, and Thoreau. Each “jersey” features an icon befitting the player, like a whale (duh), a Captain’s “C,”...
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Bringin’ the Heat

‘Scuse the baseball analogy, but I’m fixin’ to make it do double duty in a sec. Today was opening day of fall ball for both Frick and Frack, since Frack’s softball opener was rained out Thursday night. So it’s been a loooooooooooong day at the ballpark. BallparkS, that is. Up early to take Frack to her away game, then 1-1/2 hours in the growing heat. By 10:30...
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Later, Sooners!

Pretty, ain’t it? That’s the BCS Championship trophy, and the Florida Gators just won another one, putting away the Oklahoma Sooners 24-14. So, Big 12, how does it feel to get your butts chomped? A little advice for next time, teams from the midwest (are you listening, Ohio State?)–when a gator clamps down on its prey, it DOESN’T. LET. GO. There’s a reason they call...
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Staying Young

Happy B-Day to me! Normally birthdays involve lots of soul-searching and whatnot, but I think the best advice for staying young is courtesy of baseball’s legendary Satchel Paige: Avoid fried meats, which angry up the blood. If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. Keep your juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. Go very gently on the vices,...
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