Category Archives: baseball

My mother had to make the boys let Gary Carter play ball with them

On a Thanksgiving Friday, walking along Queens Boulevard I looked up and saw an advertising billboard of ┬ábaseball catcher Gary Carter shaving or putting on aftershave or combing his hair–I can’t remember what he was advertising. I said to the … Continue reading

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“It breaks your heart”–former Baseball Commissioner Giamatti; also Vine Street, Cincinnati, after Cincinnati Reds World Series win, 1940

“It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops … Continue reading

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