Tag Archives: Baseball

My View from the Bleachers

Miller Park is named, not for a baseball legend, but for the Miller Brewing Company.  And on this glorious summer Saturday, 40,000 tailgaters toast their namesake with double-fisted gusto.  My wife and I, caught in the high tide of Happy … Continue reading

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Batter Up!

Pennant fever has hit Chicago but it’s snowballs that fly high and hard. April Fools Day and, no joke, I’m shoveling the basepaths. I sweep snow from my front porch—the umpire dusting off home plate.  I chip ice from my … Continue reading

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I Can’t Go On (I’ll Go On)

Whatever skills help me cope with blindness, I learned by being a baseball fan.  A White Sox fan, to be precise.  White Sox fans become strong, according to humorist Jean Shepherd, “because they have known death every day of their … Continue reading

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