August 19, 2005

Stiking Out With My Son: Here'a a great article written by Frank Gannon about a father who wants to turn his son on to the Great National Past Time. Nothing sensational here, just a nice "feel good" story about baseball. Note: some of us younger people read old folks magazines too.

posted by tommysands to baseball at 06:31 PM - 10 comments

neat story. Has a very true "theme" that I can relate too.

posted by daddisamm at 05:21 AM on August 20, 2005

Hey daddi, isn't it nice for a change to have a topic which is not controversial and where there probably won't be any threats and name calling in the comments (if there are any)?

posted by tommysands at 11:44 AM on August 20, 2005

Good Story! Thanks! As a mom of 9 kids (yes, my very own team!) I can feel his pain! At least I have one kid that lives for baseball, and the baby is on her way! Gotta run, my son is yelling at me to come and watch the game! :-)

posted by nymutt at 12:52 PM on August 20, 2005

ny, wow, 9 kids! Congratulations! How do you ever find time to watch any baseball?

posted by tommysands at 02:28 PM on August 20, 2005

I lock the other kids in the closet! Not really, so don't call CPS! Since I write about baseball, it is part of my job to watch the games! I have a tv in almost every room, so I just plan my day around the game schedule, making sure that I will be in a room with a tv when it is game time! I also have a tv on the back porch, so I am able to watch games out there while I am doing yard work. Today I weeded my back flowerbeds while I watched the Yankees! When you really love something, you find the time for it. It's too bad for my kids that I love baseball more than them! Just joking!

posted by nymutt at 05:46 PM on August 20, 2005

ny, I can tell by your comments that you are a professional writer. (No offense intended to the other commenters on this board). Do you have a link to something you've written?

posted by tommysands at 08:04 PM on August 20, 2005

Thanks sands! The only current links to works that I have written are about charities, travel and crafts. If you think that you might want to read about some of that stuff, let me know and I'll send you the links. I am currently co-authoring a book with a former professional baseball player who was my favorite when I was 8 years old. It has really been a lot of fun! DH is getting tired of the baseball stories though, so I had to find another outlet. Glad I stumbled across Sports Filter! BTW - It's nice to 'meet' you!

posted by nymutt at 09:51 PM on August 20, 2005

ny, yes, I'd love the links and it's nice to 'meet' you too. Let me know when the book comes out so we can make sure the folks on this board are aware of it.

posted by tommysands at 12:03 AM on August 21, 2005

Sorry I didn't post sooner, but on Sundays the kids take over my computer. Here is a link to a charity article: I am involved with the group that I wrote about in that article, but I am currently working on moer articles about other organizations. This link is a hotel write-up that I did: I can e-mail you other works of mine if you are interested.

posted by nymutt at 08:52 AM on August 22, 2005

The links didn't post. I'll just e-mail you!

posted by nymutt at 08:53 AM on August 22, 2005

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