Spring Arrives

We made the most of a record-breaking snowfall in south-central Wisconsin on Wednesday. The prior record for most recorded snowfall on April 18th in Madison was 2 inches, which last happened way back in 1940. (And it was 1912 before that…) So, with 7 total inches of snow on Wednesday, we faced the choice. Either…

On Snow and Jackie

It was a wild and wintry weekend in my neck of the woods. I know plenty of people believe that Wisconsin is perpetually 30 degrees with a foot of snow on the ground, but the south-central portion of the state has been running a consistent 15 to 20 degrees below average this April. I can’t…

It’s Early…

Being away for a work trip from Friday to Tuesday meant that I just didn’t get a chance to keep up with baseball. Thankfully, at least, my hotel room had MLB Network so I could catch some of that while ironing my clothes in the morning or while getting ready for bed after a shift.…

Sho-Time in L.A.

With the 2018 season on the cusp of starting, I lamented The Big Seven and how Major League Baseball may be turning into the National Basketball Association. My kids are fond of watching “Kids Baking Championship” on Food Network and are now familiar with this concept – each episode there are a couple of contestants…

First Weekend Passes Us By

Having children has made me more cognizant then ever of time and how quickly it moves by. Such, it seems, is a baseball season. I’ve been so ready for the season to start up and, in winter, 162 games seems like forever. But now here we are and we already are past our first weekend…

Long Ball Trend Continues

The 2018 season began with – what else? – a home run. On the first pitch of the 2018 season, the Chicago Cubs’ Ian Happ took the Miami Marlins’ José Ureña deep to right field. Over in Toronto, the New York Yankees’ big off-season trade acquisition and 2017 National League Most Valuable Player – ex-Marlin…

Two Days Away

Two days from now I will be home with my children. They are 9 and 7 years old, home on spring break. I love them dearly, but I confess that I’m not home to spend time with them. My wife of 14-plus years has the day off from work, so she’d already have that covered.…