Carlos Beltran

As I write this it’s 2 am and for some unexplained reason I’m up with energy to burn. Maybe it’s because I have an urgent need to analyze the just completed big trade between the Mets, who sent veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Giants, for blue-chip pitching prospect Zack

Catchers Rule!

I’ve gone to a lot of baseball games with my sister Nancy. She’s not a huge baseball fan, but she’s willing to go to a ballgame and knows what’s happening on the field when she gets there. She’s easy-going and enjoys chatting with the other fans. There’s just one thing,

Daniel & Emily

Working at a condominium in San Francisco has given me an opportunity to begin friendships with some very nice residents. Two who stand out for me are Daniel & Emily, a couple from Seattle. Upon moving in it didn’t take long for them to discover that I was a big


Wes Covington

This is the 1961 Topps baseball card for Wes Covington, an outfielder who played in the major leagues from 1956 to 1966, mostly for the Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for this card, and by extension, for Wes Covington himself. Although

Honorary 1962 New York Mets – Starlin Castro

Now that we’re at the all-star break, I’d like to take a moment to recognize a ballplayer who for one brief shining moment brought back joyous memories of my beloved 1962 New York Mets, the most inept but lovable team I have ever taken to my heart.  Since this award

My Sister Nancy & Grubby Glove

The following post is loosely based on a recent conversation I had with my sister Nancy. When did you get Grubby? Uncle Al got me Grubby Glove when we were still at Seabury Road (Garden City, New York) in the early 1950’s. He got me a left-handed glove because I was left-handed. He