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The Hope of the Summer to Come

If you’re a baseball fan, Spring Training is one of the grand times of the year, maybe even the grandest. Hope grows in the warm Florida (or Arizona) sun and it becomes easy to construct scenarios by which even your … Continue reading

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Fun & Sun in Florida

We experienced great weather on our recent trip to Florida: record warmth and widely scattered barbecue. Our day at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland was fun-filled despite the fact that the Orioles lost to the Tigers 15-2. From there, we … Continue reading

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Tidbits

After titling this entry, I got to wondering about the origin of the word, tidbit. It’s not that old, relatively speaking, dating to circa 1635 and being a combination of tide, as in “feast day” (think “Yuletide”) and bit as … Continue reading

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Safe at Home

After 15 days and almost 2,900 miles we arrived safely back in Williamsport around 4:00 this afternoon, but not before stopping by our “home” field at Rebel Park to play one more game of catch. We thought that doing so … Continue reading

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One Last Hoyt-Rah

We pulled into Huntersville, NC about 1:30 today, having left Jacksonville at 6:00 a.m. and having enjoyed a wonderful visit with the McClearys. After lunch, we set out to find a ballpark or an empty field on which to play … Continue reading

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Squeezing the Last Bit of Juice Out of This Trip

This post is coming to you from a McDonald’s just south of Jacksonville. We told our high school friends Joe and Janice McCleary that we’d be there at 6:00 so we’d thought we’d stop and post for the day–and not … Continue reading

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Another Game and More Barbecue

The world of baseball has always been a small one, a fact proven again today when Al and I spotted former New Market Rebel General Manager and current 50-50 salesman, Tom Linski ushering at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. We … Continue reading

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We’re Now in Lakeland

Motel 6 left the light on for us last night, but not the wi-fi connection. We could have bought one, but we went to McDonald’s for a milk shake and free wi-fi. Then the computer battery died before this post … Continue reading

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Waving Hello to Florida

Al and I have had a very busy day and we haven’t even seen any baseball. As we mentioned yesterday, we were determined to make sure the waves at Siesta Key Beach reached shore safely. We supervised them from 9:00 … Continue reading

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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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