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A Few Curious Bits of Baseball History

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A Baseball Fan’s Retirement Guide

There must be a lot of people retired, retiring and starting to see retirement on the horizon because there is no shortage of folks ready to offer retirement “counseling.” Most of it is financial or healthcare related. I’m going to … Continue reading

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A Baseball Fan Memoir Chapter 5 – Money Changes Everything

Between 1991 and 2014 the cost of bringing a family of four to the ballpark for a major league baseball game increased 168%. That is based on a statistic called the Fan Cost Index which includes four average price tickets, … Continue reading

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A Baseball Fan Memoir Chapter 4 – New Places, New Faces

I spent the 50’s in New York’s iconic and since demolished ballparks. The 60’s were all about Shea. And I started the 70’s drinking beer with my buddies at the “Mistake by the Lake.” In the 80’s and 90’s, largely … Continue reading

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A Baseball Fan Memoir Chapter 3 – On the Banks of the Cuyahoga

As the decade of the 70’s began, I was a college student in Northeast Ohio. I had some time on my hands, a friend or two with cars, and an on-campus job that yielded a couple of dollars. That was … Continue reading

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A Baseball Fan Memoir Chapter 2 – Coming of Age

As the 1960’s started I was a 10-year old in 5th grade. At the end of the decade I was in my freshman year of college. In 1960, the New York Mets existed only as a business plan on the … Continue reading

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A Baseball Fan Memoir Chapter 1 – Childhood Heroes

The first seven years of my life coincided with the heyday of New York baseball. The Dodgers were in Brooklyn, the Giants in Upper Manhattan and across the river the Yankees were in the Bronx. All three won a World … Continue reading

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A Baseball Fan Memoir – Introduction

I always thought there were two kinds of baseball fans. The traditionally more charming of the two is the person who is born into fandom of a certain team because of who his or her parents root for and where … Continue reading

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