Author Archives: Mary

The Only One He Trusts

It’s been a month since you posted, WordPress tells me. I know, I know, I know. Just a month of me up to my eyeballs and four flights across the country for the day job. My son has just completed his first experience with high school sports as a freshman on the varsity golf team. So as to not […]

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Colin Kaepernick Can You See?

Anyone who has ever attended a Baltimore Orioles game knows that we Orioles fans are famous for shouting “O!” during the singing of the National Anthem. This, of course, can be heard the loudest in our home Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, but many of us have heard it on the road from Miami to […]

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He Calls Them Like He Sees Them

“Where is your umpire partner?” I asked. “He didn’t show up. I have the whole field.” he said. Oh. My. God. I felt like I was releasing my child to a pack of rabid wolves seated in folding lawn chairs. His voice gets deeper here.He stands taller and adds a swagger to his walk. His […]

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There is Crying in Baseball

I am generally not a crier. Maybe it is my East Coast urban Irish-American coal mining roots, but you probably won’t catch me watching “The Notebook” or The Hallmark Channel. Yesterday I was on a long drive alone returning from a trip to visit family in Upstate New York. “Have you left yet?” my husband […]

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The Waiting Game

It is Valentine’s Day and I long to hear my beloved whisper those words that every woman wants to hear: “Pitchers and catchers report on Thursday.” It is the time of year when you start to forget what baseball feels like. It is 18 degrees. The fields are blank white pages waiting to be filled […]

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