Opening Day: Baseball Lessons for Life

I am quietly celebrating the first day of baseball season. (By "quietly," of course, I mean yelling with joy at each Mariner hit, run, and great defensive play as they blow their opening game wide open in the ninth inning. It's now 10 to 3, M's over the Angels, and that's why I'm hoarse.) "Opening … Continue reading Opening Day: Baseball Lessons for Life

Just Like Life

A little baseball meditation, and this week's Project Create. (Nearly halfway through the year already - it's going by as fast as a fly ball tailing to right in the Ellensburg wind.) It's the first Saturday in June, and it's Babe Ruth baseball. Blue sky. Green grass. Brown dirt. Wind, because it's Ellensburg, carrying the … Continue reading Just Like Life

Being there…116 times

Tonight the Seattle Mariners celebrated the tenth anniversary of their record-setting, 116 win season in 2001. It's not that kind of season this year; it's not even a 2009 kind of season, which will go down in history as the happiest third-place in a four-team division finish ever. And I confess I haven't been following … Continue reading Being there…116 times

Miracles can happen, at least in baseball

If you ever find yourself doubting that miracles can happen, just remember this... after a dismal start to the season, the Seattle Mariners won their fifth in a row tonight, all five on the road, handing the Red Sox their first shut out at Fenway in a little more than a year. Doug Fister threw over … Continue reading Miracles can happen, at least in baseball

We interrupt this novel: Tribute to Dave Niehaus

It is six thirty pm Wednesday, November 10, and we've known for a little more than an hour that Dave Niehaus, voice of the Seattle Mariners, passed away today. It seems a heart attack took him from his family, his friends, his colleagues, and his game. And from all of us who counted on his … Continue reading We interrupt this novel: Tribute to Dave Niehaus