Wacky Weather turns ‘Boys of Summer’ into ‘Boys of Winter’ – Dennis Richardson

    22 April 2018   BY DENNIS RICHARDSON   ORLANDO, FL – April showers bring May flowers, and a slew of postponed games for Major League Baseball.   One of the big stories early in the 2018 season — aside from the surprisingly strong starts by the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox, and the struggles of New York Yankees’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton — has been the weather. While neither rain nor snow will stop the mailman, they sure play havoc with baseball games.   Just three weeks into this MLB season, some 26 games already have been … Continue reading Wacky Weather turns ‘Boys of Summer’ into ‘Boys of Winter’ – Dennis Richardson

Pick-up Baseball – Mike Varga

Pick-up Baseball   Just a lad of about five or six, mom said enough, now go play   I knew of a park two blocks away   I rode my bike, dad had just taught me how to ride without training wheels   Not really a park, it was land carved out under the power lines   Early summer, and there are kids gathering around a makeshift field   Rocky base path worn in the grass, nothing more   A fence that define the edge of the so-called park   Some swings and a monkey bar in the corner that … Continue reading Pick-up Baseball – Mike Varga

2018 Masters Shaping Up as One for the Ages – Dennis Richardson

2 April 2018 ORLANDO, FL – On Sunday evening, as the sun sets over Augusta National Golf Club and the final round of the Masters Tournament, defending champion Sergio Garcia will help the 2018 champion into his new green jacket, then will step aside and join in the applause for the winner.   The presentation of the green jacket, symbolic of a Masters champion, is one of those iconic moments in sports, like the singing of My Old Kentucky Home prior to the Kentucky Derby, the call of “Gentlemen, start your engines!” at the Indianapolis 500, and the march onto … Continue reading 2018 Masters Shaping Up as One for the Ages – Dennis Richardson