Monthly Archives: February 2012

Spring Training Sojourn Starts Tomorrow

The suitcases and the bat bag are all packed and waiting to go to Spring Training! At least, I think I’ve packed everything. Of course, when you turn a certain age–I’ll be 55 tomorrow–the most important thing to pack is … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Basepaths

It appears quite possible that the Hagerstown Suns, Bryce Harper’s home for the first half of the 2011 season, will be moving to Winchester, Virginia. The Suns of the South Atlantic League had hoped that the city of Hagerstown would … Continue reading

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One Scrapbook Down

It took more than three weeks and resulted in over 60 pages of notes, but I finally made it through the first Boots Poffenberger scrapbook. The largest in the collection at 197 pages, this book chronicles Boots’ career from 1937-1940 … Continue reading

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Why Baseball?

Old friend and newly retired (as of today!) Al Smith and I are headed to Spring Training one month from today! It’s the time of year when the days are getting noticeably longer, hope is increasing, and the annual question … Continue reading

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