Reminders and the #TourdeRob

My brother cut down a cedar tree and sent pictures because the smell reminded him of our grandparents. Years ago they had cedar trees that needed to be taken down. Dad had the trees cut into boards and those were made into clocks, boxes, and other items. Cedar reminds me of my grandparent’s farm. Flower…

Baseball Reflects Life

People have said I tend to over-think things.  OK, it was my wife. Have also been asked why I like baseball so much.  Ok, that was my wife too. So to confirm I over-think things, here is why I think baseball reflects life: Even the best hitters in baseball are average.  Hall of Fame player…

Missing What’s Right in Front of Us

We attended a Twins baseball game and a 10 year old-ish kid was sitting in front of me.  He “watched” almost the entire game on his phone.  He tracked the game on a Major League Baseball app that shows all kinds of information and stats about the game — that was right in front of…

Baseball and Church

In February I begin thinking about spring training and baseball.  I’m a big baseball fan and have been for a long time.  A few months ago I was switching back and forth between a professional baseball and professional football game.  Even though I love baseball, the game of football is much more engaging.  Experts say…

Showing Up

We watched the movie Hardball, with Keanu Reeves, the other night.  It’s a fairly predictable baseball movie where he works with a ragtag group of kids in the projects of Chicago that comes together to be a team. But two random reflections from the movie.  First, it was filmed in Cabrini Green, which was a…

Oops!

The last few years it has been hard to admit, but I am a Minnesota Twins fan. Have been since I was a kid sitting on the back steps and listening to them on a transistor radio.  A few years ago we went to the Twins Fest. It is a big event to get autographs,…