Are you quarter-poling? There’s no “quarter-poling” in Baseball in May!

Now that every team has played approximately 40 games, we are being deluged with “first quarter of the season” reviews.  Many columns are using the phrase “quarter pole” to denote this period of time, to wit: New York Mets At The Quarter-Pole: Doing Things The Wright Way At the quarter pole in MLB, crazy things are … Read more

Cancer Can’t Kill my Love of the Game

(Note: Some of this originally appeared in my piece in the “Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories” anthology) My parents were divorced in 1965, when I was two years old.  In the prior couple of years, my father had begun exhibiting signs of mental illness, and my mother, knee-deep in her own issues with a child (me) … Read more

What SOPA funny about PIPA, Love and Understanding?

Today you’ll find many websites “dark” to protest pending legislation that may restrict what you can see on the Internet.  Though the legislation is supposedly targeting piracy and intellectual property, the wording in the two bills is quite vague, and leaves many sites vulnerable to subjective censorship. Now, for example, I’m all for shielding inappropriate … Read more