…And the Home of the Brave

Kids, did you know that we have a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Boston Red Sox right here in southwest Virginia? Salem has had a minor league baseball team for as long as I can remember. I’m sure they existed long before that, too. When I was a kid, they were the Salem … Continue reading …And the Home of the Brave

A to Z Challenge – Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams 1989 Directed by Phil Alden Robinson Quick Synopsis... Kevin Costner stars as an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play. James Earl Jones … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Field of Dreams

My Favorite Movies #61 – A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own 1992 Directed by Penny Marshall Netflix says... Two small-town sisters join an all-female baseball league formed when World War II brings professional baseball to a standstill. As their team hits the road with its drunken coach, the siblings find troubles and triumphs on and off the field. Remember how I'm doing … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #61 – A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

Have you seen A League of Their Own? It's a great movie. You should see it if you haven't. Basically, it's a fictionalized account of the real-life women's professional baseball league that was formed during World War II. Geena Davis plays Dottie Hinson, Lori Petty is her younger sister, Kit, and Tom Hanks plays their … Continue reading A League of Their Own

The Apology

It was a beautiful afternoon. The kind of day that kids daydream about when they're stuck inside a school listening to their teachers drone on and on about World War II or the Pythagorean Theorem. Christopher had been waiting all week for Saturday to get here and he had been praying just as long for … Continue reading The Apology

Safe

Originally written in January of 2011... Randy gripped the aluminum bat tightly in his hands. He stood next to home plate and stared down the pitcher. This was his second at bat in the game and this time he would get the hit. In his first trip to the plate, Randy had gone down swinging. … Continue reading Safe

Question of the Week #28

What is your most treasured memory? I'm not a huge sports fanatic by any stretch of the imagination. But my most treasured memory has a lot to do with baseball. During the summer after my junior year of college, I had the opportunity to take my Dad on a whirlwind adventure that allowed us to … Continue reading Question of the Week #28