Tag Archives: baseball

R.I.P. Wake

This loss is heartbreaking. And unexpected. He was only 57 years old. Tim Wakefield was “Wake”, that’s what everyone called him. I saw him pitch a couple of times, which was a thrill. His face had this sadness to it … Continue reading

Posted in RIP | Tagged , | 4 Comments

April/May 2023 Viewing Diary

River of Grass (1994; d. Kelly Reichardt) Reichardt’s first film. Wendy and Lucy (2008; d. Kelly Reichardt) The start of Reichardt’s collaboration with Michelle Williams. Showing Up (2023; d. Kelly Reichardt) Reichardt’s latest. I reviewed for Ebert. It’s fine. Her … Continue reading

Posted in Monthly Viewing Diary, Movies, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Review: It Ain’t Over (2023)

I reviewed It Ain’t Over, a documentary about Yogi Berra. It’s pretty emotional and I liked it a lot.     Thank you so much for stopping by. If you like what I do, and if you feel inclined to … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

R.I.P. Roger Angell

One of the masters of American prose. Not just in sportswriting – although he is, as they say, “the one to beat” in that arena as well – but period. His writing glides and flows. It’s elegant, it can be … Continue reading

Posted in Books, RIP, writers | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

“He’s baseball’s exorcist, scares the devil out of you.” – Dick Sharon on Nolan Ryan

WELL. I can’t wait for THIS one. It has “me” written all over it. Years ago, I reviewed the doc Fastball – which I highly recommend. It’s about the history of the fastball, and profiling the great fastball pitchers. The … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , | Leave a comment

R.I.P. Jerry Remy

The Red Sox won’t be the same without RemDawg. I miss him already.

Posted in RIP | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Happy Birthday “Cool Papa Bell”

“Cool Papa” Bell, (Hall of Famer), was born in 1903 in Mississippi and his life spanned almost the entire century. He witnessed it all. He played in the Negro Leagues from 1922 to 1950, an incredible run, and is often … Continue reading

Posted in On This Day | Tagged | 2 Comments

#TBT Keeping score

That time my cousin Kerry and I went to go see the Red Sox play the Yankees at Yankee Stadium and I got to witness first-hand Kerry’s A-plus score-card activity during the game.

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Photo of the Day: In honor of MLB opening day …

I took this at around 8 a.m., maybe even earlier, on New Year’s Day in Memphis. It was a wild day. I walked everywhere. I walked for miles and miles. I saw no one. Not a car on the road. … Continue reading

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Photo of the Day: “There, John Bull can read my name without spectacles, he may double his reward, and I put his at defiance.”

I think that’ll be sufficient, John. Your signature can be seen from space.

Posted in Personal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment