Take Me Out to the Ballgame

The 2019 baseball season has begun. The hapless Orioles have a winning record for the first time in a year, the Nationals and Cubs stumbled out of the starting gate, and the defending National League East champion Atlanta Braves are winless. Baseball is a long grind, a team is never as good as they lookContinue reading “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

2018: The Year in Review

Most every year I do this — go back through my blog archives and post a link to the first post I made each month. The results are random, to say the least; there’s no consistency. But about six of these are worthwhile. Which six? That’s for you to find out. 🙂 January: Winter Misanthropy:Continue reading “2018: The Year in Review”

A Random Encounter

Something happened on Saturday at Harrisburg Senators game that I’ve been thinking about for the last few days. Not an intensive thinking. A background thinking. I arrived about when the gates opened, and I wandered around the ballpark. I was on the concourse, looking at the food options, when a woman, early twenties, working behindContinue reading “A Random Encounter”

Rainfall at Night

Rain began falling in the bottom of the 9th. The Senators were down 5-1. They hadn’t been able to muster any offense to speak of all game; indeed, their only run came on a wild pitch. I had no expectation that with three outs remaining, then two, and finally one, that the Senators would findContinue reading “Rainfall at Night”

Art at the Ballpark

Saturday I bought a painting at the Harrisburg Senators game. I had been planning on attending the Saturday game, between the Senators and the Altoona Curve, for a while, as the Senators were inducting Stephen Strasburg into their Bobblehead Hall-of-Fame. In the middle of the week, the Senators also announced that Daniel Murphy and BrianContinue reading “Art at the Ballpark”

Making Baseball Art

Last month I noticed friends on Facebook and Twitter posting some very interesting images. They were often profile pictures, but they weren’t photographs. Not exactly, anyway. They had the look of paintings in different artistic styles. They were using an iOS app called Prisma, and as an Android user I was a bit jealous. MyContinue reading “Making Baseball Art”

A Rainy Fourth of July

Over the weekend, I thought about going to Washington, DC for A Capitol Fourth. I’ve gone twice before, so it wouldn’t have been anything new, but I’ve been feeling the creeping need of late to spend time in, as they like to call it on CBS’ BrainDead, “this town.” But the weather forecast for theContinue reading “A Rainy Fourth of July”

Springtime is for Baseball

Baseball. It’s been away, far too long. Spring has come, flowers are beginning to bloom, trees are starting to leaf, and on delicately maintaining fields of grass boys and men take up the ball, the bat, and play nine innings. Last night was my first baseball game of the year. The Reading Fightin’ Phils wereContinue reading “Springtime is for Baseball”

Span and Uggla: Rehabbing in Harrisburg

Tonight I was in Harrisburg for the Senators game against the Portland Seadogs, the AA-affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Rehabbing with the Senators tonight where Denard Span and Dan Uggla. I decided late on Friday to attend this game. It was Steven Souza Jr. Bobblehead Night, and I mentioned last week that I wasContinue reading “Span and Uggla: Rehabbing in Harrisburg”

Two Days on the Island

The Washington Nationals’ Racing Presidents were coming to Harrisburg. Though my Harrisburg Senators ticket plan is for Sundays, earlier in the season I swapped out one of my tickets for the Saturday when the Racing Presidents would be on City Island. And, like last year, the appearance by the Presidents coincided with the annual PinkContinue reading “Two Days on the Island”