Feels Like the First Time

Last night in what felt like the first time in forever, the kid and I ventured out to mingle with the masses in the most public way possible: at a baseball game. Surprisingly it wasn’t at Dodger Stadium as it usually is. This time, we drove those short 13 miles down to Anaheim Stadium to … Continue reading Feels Like the First Time

The Ol’ College Try

A few months ago when I got an email stating that my company was interested in starting a softball team, I jumped at the chance to join. I figured hell, this would be a heck of a lot of fun and a way to bond with coworkers from other departments. Besides, I’m always willing to … Continue reading The Ol’ College Try

Dem Bones, or Das Boot

Ann and I decided early on in our parenthood journey that we would be supportive of Anthony with everything he did. Whatever he wanted to try, we would let him have at least one stab at it and be behind him all the way. And so we did: tae kwon do, t-ball, violin, trumpet, and … Continue reading Dem Bones, or Das Boot

Goodnight, Mr. Padre

I’ve made it to this point in my life admiring only a handful of people from different walks of life. It’s worth noting that, for some reason or another, none of them are musicians and even fewer are athletes. In fact, there’s really only one athlete that I can recall as being someone I looked … Continue reading Goodnight, Mr. Padre

What I Want for Christmas

If you were a baseball fan in the '70s then chances are you know about Oscar Gamble. Back then, Gamble had one of the most blown-out afros you've ever seen. I mean, it was tremendously huge but don't take my word for it. Just click here to get an idea. Sure, there were others like … Continue reading What I Want for Christmas