Category Archives: Sports

Turn on the Lights

Light poles weren’t easy to come around in Spokane, Washington in the ninety seventies.  They weren’t even easy to hide behind on a night when lights were required. My late brother, Steve, although mostly revered for his wrestling talents, was … Continue reading

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Sorry, Golf.

Golf season is always over for me, but post season baseball is starting soon. The NFL and college football is also beginning, but I would like to provide a sweet conclusion to golf. Admitting that I am a less than … Continue reading

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Pious at the Plate

Secretly, I was a pretty decent baseball player until I learned only being successful three times out of ten would get you in Baseball’s Hall of Fame.  I was hitting five hundred in my my math classes, and hitting .400 … Continue reading

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Tools and T-Ball

On God’s Seventh Inning Stretch, he created T-Ball.  It was one of his many mistakes. Actually, that’s not entirely true. He probably was just messing with us when he gave us the gift of the Tee, but, as usual, we abused … Continue reading

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These Aren’t Gold?

At the ages between five and 18, when you win wrestling tournaments, you receive a medal.  It may look like gold, but isn’t genuine gold. As a youngster, around nine or ten years of age, I won a few myself, … Continue reading

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Culinary Brackets

A good friend texted me the other day regarding our College Basketball brackets.  Because he is an educated man, or just wildly lucky, he maintains three out of the four teams in the Final Four.  Quite impressive.  He also questioned … Continue reading

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Awake

As with every morning, I awake to feed our dogs, cats, squirrels, and my wife.  Today, I didn’t have time to feed myself because of gambling and the month of March.  It’s that time of year when some may succumb … Continue reading

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March

It’s time for  March Madness, and more importantly, gambling. My wife wants my advice regarding the NCAA tournament brackets.  She believes I know more about gambling than the professionals in Las Vegas making a living off of people like me.  I … Continue reading

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Strike Three

Swing at strikes.  If you know nothing about baseball, you’re out. April 15 (opening day….baseball) is right around the corner, and if my mom is looking forward to Spring and seven months of baseball, YOU better look forward to seven … Continue reading

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The Seven Year Old Itch

The love of money and Ding Dongs are the root of all evil. Gambling had consumed my life by the time I was seven years old.  The transition from horse racing to gambling on football was far too smooth.  It … Continue reading

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