Category Archives: Baseball


I’m hitting the road with my family this week. It’s an annual thing, a ritual of love and madness, a three-week car trip from New England to the Deep South in the dead of summer. It’s senseless and grueling, soothing … Continue reading

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Last night I crashed on the couch, kids sound asleep, planning to space out in front of the Major League All-Star Game. I got waylaid by Frontline’s episode on “The Norfolk Four,” a riveting, harrowing portrait of individual irrationalities and … Continue reading

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