Category Archives: baseball

TRAVELS WITH RANDY

Travels with Charley: A Tale of Taking the Tigers by the Tail by Charles McKelvy My friend Randy Lober and I sensed last year that not all would be well with this year’s baseball season. So we made plans last … Continue reading

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WAITING FOR BASEBALL

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A PRIZE ROOKIE

(South Haven, Michigan) Seeing this newspaper clipping at Clementine’s the other day, reminded me of an outing I took with the folks at Woodland Terrace to see a South Bend Cubs game. Among the residents watching the game with more … Continue reading

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GRATEFUL FOR THE GAME

I am grateful for the game of baseball this Thanksgiving. What?!? You heard me: I am celebrating baseball on Turkey Day despite the endless football. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy football, and I am a lifelong Bears fan. I … Continue reading

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TIGERS IN THE WORLD SERIES

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WINNERS & LOSERS

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ABROAD IN BRIDGEPORT

The storied Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago is my home-away-from-home because there resides my Benedictine home, the Monastery of the Holy Cross.  As a Benedictine Oblate, I make a point of visiting the monastery at least once a month.  And it … Continue reading

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RAMPWAY TO HEAVEN

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STU

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TOUGH LOSS FOR LUCAS

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STU

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MAJOR TREATS IN THE MINOR LEAGUE

(Four Winds Field) My good buddy Gary Gorka and I gladly traveled to Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana Friday evening to watch the South Bend Cubs suffer a 10-1 loss at the mighty bats of the Kane County … Continue reading

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BASEBALL CARDS

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THE OLD BALLGAME

(HOME OF THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX) My good buddy Gary Gorka and I had box seats for the masterful, nine-strikeout performance by Lucas Giolito against the Cleveland Indians in a 2-0 victory that brought the White Sox back to a … Continue reading

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SAX AT SOX

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TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY

Memorable Moments in Motown by Charles McKelvy I got my first impression of Detroit in the fall of 1967 when I was told by the folks at the hotel in the heart of the Motor City: “Don’t go outside.” I … Continue reading

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BIGGEST LITTLE BASEBALL MUSEUM

As a kid growing up in Three Oaks, Michigan, Garry Lange loved to play catch with his big brother Larry, and, as an adult in Three Oaks, Garry is expressing his love of baseball with the opening of the Best … Continue reading

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OPENING DAY IN THREE OAKS

(Three Oaks, Michigan) Baseball fans loaded the bases Saturday, April 13, 2019 for Opening Day at the Biggest Little Baseball Museum.  The brainchild of life-long baseball enthusiast Garry Lange, the museum is free and open to the public and is … Continue reading

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GETTING OVER WINTER

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Post Baseball Blues

Travels with Charley: Sweet Dreams of Baseball in Football Season by Charles McKelvy Baseball?!? In November?!? In the heart of the football season, already?!? I know; I know—it’s turkey time and the nation is firmly focused on football and holiday … Continue reading

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