Category Archives: Baseball

Colorado Springs Sky Sox vs. Memphis Redbirds

Let’s review. We had tickets to a Sky Sox vs. Iowa Cubs game earlier in the season. It was cancelled due to rain. I traded our rain checks for tickets to a double-header against Iowa the next night. Both games … Continue reading

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My Sole Journey into Poetry

I’m no poet. But once, for reasons I can’t recall, I was inspired to write a poem—about the 1987 MLB All-Star Game.  The game went into the 13th inning with no score. The National League finally crossed the plate twice … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs Sky Sox vs. Tacoma Rainiers

Perseverance pays off. Our two previous attempts to see a Sky Sox game were unsuccessful—the first because of rain, the second because the field was in bad shape from rain the night before. As we walked out of the park … Continue reading

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The Game that Wasn’t

When we moved to Colorado Springs, I found out that the city is home to a Triple-A baseball team, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. They’re affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers. I’d never been to a Triple-A game, and of course … Continue reading

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Cubs vs. Rockies — Coors Field

Last January, when we were looking for houses with our realtor, Nolan Burt, he and I got to talking baseball. I mentioned that I planned on going to Coors Field when the Cubs were in town to see the Rockies, … Continue reading

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How I Almost Caused the Cubs to Lose the World Series

I have a confession to make. It was my fault the Indians scored those three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in Game 7. I allowed myself to become overconfident. I know better. I began following baseball seriously … Continue reading

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The Cubs, Chicago and the Chair — Part Three

I headed back downtown. After a quick lunch at Panera, I walked to the Art Museum, then through Millennium Park to Navy Pier, then down the River Walk to the train station.

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The Cubs, Chicago and the Chair — Part Two

There were a couple thousand fans around Wrigley, just being happy. Nobody was really doing anything in particular. I exchanged smiles with a a lot of people, got into a couple conversations and got high fives from random strangers. Over … Continue reading

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The Cubs, Chicago and the Chair — Part One

I’ve rooted for the Cubs my whole life and I will continue to do so. But I’m moving out of state. In my head, I kinda feel like the Cubs won this for me as a going-away present. To return … Continue reading

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The Cubs Are in the World Series

I’ve always known that it would happen sometime in my lifetime. It’s one of the reasons I never stopped rooting for them. How depressing would it be to have it happen the year after I gave up? The Cubs played … Continue reading

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