Category: Baseball

The Legend of Home Plato, Baseball Philosopher

“Opening day of baseball season is like the first night of your honeymoon. Once that first pitch smacks into the glove, everything and anything is possible. Plus, you get to live it all over three, four, five times or more that day and you go to sleep smiling” - Home Plato, Baseball Philosopher It is … Continue reading The Legend of Home Plato, Baseball Philosopher

Eternal spring

“You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.” – Former major leaguer & Author Jim Bouton Life is a scorecard; an encrypted story in exotic-to-the-unwashed hieroglyphs, easily and quickly translated by those versed in … Continue reading Eternal spring

First Love

The young ballplayer drags his bat to the plate, leaving a neat, shallow furrow in the dirt in which the seeds of success are now sown; there is purpose to his gait, no fear. He is resolute. He practice swings the bat in a warped, pendulum loop while his oversized, red plastic helmet acts a … Continue reading First Love