Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pet Peeves At The Zoo

So th’ Wife and the Golden Boy headed out to DC for some kind of Get! Pumped! For! Science! convention for kids.  Leaving me with the Sadie Monster all day. We decided to go to the Maryland Zoo at Baltimore.  … Continue reading

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You Wanted A Burt Reynolds Cartoon?

WordPress is pretty funny, showing me what search terms people use to stumble their way over to the Hive of the Hee-Hawg.  I mean, this is how I know that noted author and musical transcriptionist Ralph Agresta’s DUI monitor is … Continue reading

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Portraits of the Dead Ball Era: Memo From Human Resources, Use Your Six Days With Care

The 1981 Donruss cards.  A standard of hideousness.  The colors are off; and they’re often blurry.  It’s possible the problem was just the use of printer’s inks that were unsuitable for the card stock they were printed on.  It’s also … Continue reading

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Portraits of the Modern Dead-Ball Era: Five Fingers of Ball Death

Sooo, the Golden Boy has inherited another card collection; this time, from my brother-in-law.  There’s a little bit of overlap between our collections; mine spans mainly 1981-1983, and his spans mostly 1983-1986.  Three years is about as much baseball as … Continue reading

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That Could Be Me — That Was Me — I’ve Got A Life, Right?

A few weeks back I wrote a brief, mildly respectful bit about a teammate of mine from my girlie school’s rugby team.  I won’t lie to you; the contemplation of mortality has gotten to me a little bit. Up until … Continue reading

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