It’s late Saturday afternoon and no post until this writing about 5:30 p.m. The promise to write everyday is nearing conclusion so what to write about but trying to write and what has been read this day or recently otherwise. It’s not easy to come up with something different and new each day but we try. What was read in the morning paper? Or what was of personal importance yesterday?
It was a pleasant surprise to see a mention by John Drescher, executive editor of The News & Observer, in his weekly column today. This week he explained why the print edition of the newspaper has dropped baseball box scores. The reasoning is no different from what was written here a few days ago. Late games and early print deadlines prevent the newspaper from including timely stats of the previous day’s games.
However, yesterday’s 2-1 win by North Carolina over my NC State baseball team, a game that ended around 10:30 p.m., made it in the newspaper that’s tossed on my front lawn around 6 a.m. Also, of interest to me and John was the 19-inning game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, unfortunately won by the latter, 6-5. There were 32 hits in that game. Today, the Red Sox beat my Yankees, 8-4, today in nine innings. Another sad outcome in the Bronx.
The Yankees have been my major league team since the early 1960s when Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris battled for home run supremacy. My first game in a major league ball park was in 1978 when tickets were made available for World Series games 3-4-5 in Yankee Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers. What a terrific maiden voyage into a major league park. Since then, there have been visits to Wrigley Field, Shea Stadium, Fulton County Stadium, Turner Field, the Texas Rangers stadium in Arlington, and Camden Yards.
When you think for a moment, putting a few interesting words on paper and then posting is not that difficult. It takes a little stream of thought and a place to get started. Thank you John.
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polyglot (adjective) [pol-ee-glot]: containing, composed of , or written in several languages