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The Final Pilgrimage
Sports

The Final Pilgrimage

Attempts to equate sports with religion never fail to sound trite at best, blasphemous at worst. And yet here I am, about to describe for you my final pilgrimage to a place of concrete and metal, a place constructed with unsavory angular exterior walls and sharp points jutting out into […]

Watching the World Series With My Dad
Parenting Blog / Sports

Watching the World Series With My Dad

I’d already texted my mom and dad to let them get some sleep knowing I was on the ground safely  (a tradition of parent/child communication I adhere to vehemently), now ESPN Radio played me the final outs from Wrigley as I drove home from the airport. Nothing but called strikes […]

Hinky Pinks On The Long Drive Home
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Hinky Pinks On The Long Drive Home

We drove out to Detroit this past weekend to run the Hockeytown 5K, traveling roughly 1100 miles in our Kia Sportage to run/walk 3.1 on the streets along the Detroit River and atop the ice of Joe Louis Arena. Yes, I fully realize how nuts that sounds. But we weren’t […]

A Priceless But Unexpected Copa America Centenario Final
Sports

A Priceless But Unexpected Copa America Centenario Final

It was tired, tenacious and, at times, tedious but it was priceless too even though I may have watched the greatest football player’s final match for his country. When Mastercard so kindly invited me up to MetLife Stadium for the Priceless experience of watching the Copa America Centenario Final between […]

Rebuilding Our Backyard of Fun Together
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Rebuilding Our Backyard of Fun Together

Before we bought our first house, we looked at one house, this house. One of the reasons we bought the very first house we looked at some 13 years ago was its massive fenced-in backyard. We were still years away from becoming parents but it didn’t take too much in […]

Teaching My Daughters To Love Baseball
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Teaching My Daughters To Love Baseball

Every year around this time, I have some version of the same conversation as I try to get my daughters to love baseball. “3 strikes is an out” “A foul ball is a strike except if there’s already 2 strikes” “A runner can tag up and try to advance to […]

The Chase for a Top Four Finish
Sports

The Chase for a Top Four Finish

Maybe you’ve heard the news: Leicester City won the English Premier League on Monday. Only, they hadn’t kicked a ball since Sunday. How’s that? Well… There are no playoffs in English football. That’s right. No playoffs. That’s a strange concept to an American sports fan, I know. “You mean, the […]

Fathers and Sons on the Blue Side of Liverpool
Sports

Fathers and Sons on the Blue Side of Liverpool

More so at the neighborhood shed in the portion of Liverpool painted blue than at the stadium on the baby blue side of Manchester 45 minutes away, big time football is an intimate family affair. Like a hankering for meat pies and a distaste for the cherry red side of […]

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