BREAKFAST BALL CLASSIC: AN IMPORTANT SERIES WIN AND THE ABSURDITY OF IT ALL

The Mariners won today and won a series away against the Cleveland Indians on their home turf. The Indians haven’t dropped a series at home since last year’s All-Star break. The Mariners snapped that streak by outscoring their opponents 32-18 and outhitting them 42-34 in four games.   Besides the second game of the series, […]

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STAIRBALL

Ballard, Seattle.   Grandpa and Grandma bought the old house for nothing in the 1930s and raised their four kids in its two bedrooms. I spent a lot of time there, a lot of time with grandma while mom and dad divorced and worked all day.   By nine-years-old, I loved baseball—Baseball cards, baseball gloves, […]

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 THROUGH NO FAULT OF HIS OWN, FELIX LOSES AND I GO HOME TO WATCH FIELD OF DREAMS AND CRY

My father has the tendency to over congratulate mediocre things. For example, he often goes through a play-by-play of his day with me over the phone, and it usually includes his stop into McDonald’s for a cup of coffee. “Their coffee is really good,” he says. Is it actually REALLY good? I’m not saying their […]

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