This update covers my exercise, the return of live sports, and more thoughts of Ufi.
Growing up in Massachusetts, I heard a little bit about Mark “the Bird” Fidrych I vaguely remember people talking about him talking to the ball. I remember people talking about his patting the dirt in front of the mound. Most of all, I remember people talking about the joy watching him pitch brought them.
Shades of Glory: The Story of the Negro Leagues and African-American Baseball, by Lawrence D. Hogan is exactly what its title promises. If you want to learn a lot about the history of black people playing baseball in America, Shades of Glory is for you.
Joe Posananski’s The Soul of Baseball: a Road Trip Through Buck O’Neil’s America struck many cords with me.
I have written before about missing baseball during coronavirus. To partially quench my thirst, I have been playing and enjoying Diamond Mind Baseball.
Obviously, no one imagined how life would be today two months ago.
Jane Leavy’s The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World he Created is one of the best sports books I have ever read.
I have been a baseball fan since the 1983 season. Although I really like basketball, hockey, football, and the olympics, baseball has always been my favorite sport. So, the rumored rules changes got my attention.
It has been another good week. Things are still going very well at work. I’m excited about what will be happening there.