Week in Review: October 25th – 31st

October 25 2015 WHALE-WATCHING BOAT SINKS, CLAIMING THE LIVES OF FIVE, ONE MAN STILL MISSING The sinking of a whale-watching boat off the coast of Tofino, B.C. today leaves three men and one woman dead, and one man missing. Riding in a small boat on a large ocean for the bliss of seeing one of […]

The Game of October 14th

It was fifty thousand fans who were yelling on their feet The accidental go-ahead run is nothing but a cheat! When it comes to the pride of country, we know we gotta fight. When it comes to the pride of baseball, forget the bromide “polite.” * Last night, twas the fans, not the team, who […]

Calming Breaths Blue Jays Fans … Deeply Now

A bit of poetry to sooth our nervous souls. Happy Thanksgiving, BTW. (It does, of course, remain to be seen how happy it can be.) A Ballad of Baseball Burdens by Franklin Pierce Adams (1912) The burden of hard hitting. Slug away Like Honus Wagner or like Tyrus Cobb. Else fandom shouteth: “Who said you […]

What it Feels Like When Your Home Team is Winning

Baseball has its many charms whether your home team is winning or not. For the baseball fan, the season starts in April and ends in October, and during that time, someone’s home team somewhere is winning and, what with television and the Internet being what it is today, you can actually see the great teams […]