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Keeping Score

Even though I quit playing organized baseball more than a decade ago, I still feel the same unruly, boyish intensity every time I’m near a field. Whether I’m coaching high school players or rooting for my own young kids, I … Continue reading

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Pastime

Roger Clemens, cartoonishly bloated, pitched a pro ball game in Texas this weekend. ESPN’s broadcasters, reduced to children, hawked it: 5o years old! … One of the greatest pitchers of all time! He came out sharp. The fans erupted. In … Continue reading

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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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Man Enough

We’ve been on the road since June. In the car, odd souvenirs groan — the autographed minor-league baseball helmets, two retired bowling pins, a camouflage basketball, a small library about Bosnia. The dashboard sensor registers its flickering dismay: the trunk … Continue reading

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Back to School: Top 10 Gluten, Dairy, and Corn Free Breakfast Foods and Snacks

To celebrate our five years of feeding our boys gluten-, dairy-, and corn-free, and to mourn the imminent end of summer, here is a top 10 list of our favorite, go-to processed foods for the kids, foods that make for … 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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Christmas Culture Wars

Last Sunday I found myself on a new battleground in the culture wars: my kids’ Sunday School room, filled with 5- to 7-year-olds¬†who are learning the basics of the faith, while¬†practicing their wrestling moves and their imitations of various bodily … Continue reading

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