Category Archives: Baseball

Ballgame

The summer sun has set, but my son, 5, is shouting for more practice, more pop flies. I insist on a tennis ball. The darkness might fool him, I say, and I don’t want him to take a baseball in … Continue reading

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Seventh-Inning Stretch

By the time I finish this post, UVA’s baseball season could be over. Oklahoma has them down 5-1 in the seventh, in an elimination game in Charlottesville. Even if the Cavaliers pull off a miracle tonight, they’ll have to beat … Continue reading

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Rest Well, Coach (For Denny Capito)

From the Olean Times Herald, August 5, 2011: OLEAN — Pasquale “Denny” Capito of 1504 W. Henley St. passed away Wednesday (Aug. 3, 2011) at Olean General Hospital after a brief illness. Denny Capito taught me things. When I was … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage

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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Confessions

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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