The Skiing Trip

skiing

Just recently, my friends and I went on a skiing trip. Now, I am not much of a skier to be honest. It is just not my thing. I don’t know, but paying money to tumble down the side of a mount just lacks a certain appeal. [ Read More ]

Let Skating Boys Lie

skating

Let it be known that I am neither sportsman nor outdoorsman. When it comes to winter pastimes, I have never in my life skied, snow-boarded or snow-shoed, and even after the events shortly following Christmas 2013, I maintain that I have never ice skated. [ Read More ]

Coaching Kids: “Little White Lies Aren’t All That Bad”

White lies aren’t terrible. Sometimes, they’re needed to make a friend feel better or to diffuse tension until a problem is solved. Other times, they are hilarious. [ Read More ]

Big Fun in the Little Leagues

hockey

It’s 5:45am on a Saturday. I’m standing in the center of an ice rink, wearing black nylon pants and a black-and-white striped shirt, the attire worn by all Little League referees in our town. [ Read More ]

Right Place, Wrong Time

We’ll do anything to win… but we have no idea what to do if we win. [ Read More ]

Country Baseball

country

Growing up on the West Side of Chicago in the early 40’s was an adventure in itself. Being the children of parents who lived through the Great Depression, we didn’t have the niceties or advantages of the children of today, but we had a closeness of family and friends that bring back warm memories that can never be … [ Read More ]

Getting Ripped: Day One

weight lifting

When I was fourteen I decided, like so many budding athletes, to take up weight lifting. [ Read More ]

Why My Kids Will Play Baseball With a Tennis Ball

When I was a preteen, my summers were spent outside playing sports. I had the biggest backyard in the neighborhood, so I would often host nightly baseball, kickball, and football games. My parents were fully supportive of it- going out of their way to buy weighted rubber bases instead of using super-light frisbees that kept … [ Read More ]

My Favorite Sandy Koufax Story

Back in 1965 Sandy Koufax refused to pitch in the first game of the World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur, a Jewish high holy day. [ Read More ]

A Lemon Of A Story

lemon

What does one do with a football-sized shape lemon?? [ Read More ]