Blame It On Tito

When last I darkened this blog’s door the baseball playoffs were getting underway, and the Red Sox were not among those still in the hunt. The baseball season is over when the Red Sox are done, at least for me. (Someday I hope to say “when the Red Sox and Pirates are done” but for [...]

Let’s Go Bucs

After 18 consecutive losing seasons, the formerly hapless Pittsburgh Pirates are heading into the All-Star break four games over .500 and exactly ONE game out of the division lead. The TV commentators were speculating this afternoon about a possible run for the division during the second half of the season, or at least the wildcard. [...]

Baseball Is a Family Affair

Dear Oliver,
Last weekend was tough. Really tough. Three baseball games in three days might just be my limit. I never expected watching my two favorite baseball teams play would be just so darn hard. I wanted everyone to play well. I hoped your improving Pirates would win at least one out of three with my [...]

Birthdays

As we get deeper into March, the panic sets in. April is “birthday month” around here. Oliver’s birthday is the 11th, and Eleanor made her appearance two years and five days later. It sure made a lot of sense at the time. I avoided being hugely pregnant during hot weather, and my maternity clothes were [...]