Category Archives: baseball

FIELD OF DREAMS

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SOUTH BEND CUBS

Nothing could be finer than to enjoy a South Bend Cubs game, complete with post-game fireworks, in the friendly confines of Four Winds Field, with two dear friends, John and George. Such was my Wednesday night. Yes, the Cubs fell … Continue reading

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GREAT SEATS IN 509

The White Sox have beaten the Tigers, two Sundays in a row. Yesterday in Detroit, and last Sunday in Chicago. My good friend Joe Rochetto and I were privileged to cheer the White Sox to victory at the June 6 … Continue reading

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HOW SWEEP IT IS!!!

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REMEMBERING RANDY

Travels with Charley:Travel by Memoryby Charles McKelvy You may recall the story that appeared on September 3, 2020 about the trip my friend, Randy Lober, and I took to see the Detroit Tigers play their last home game of the … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING RANDY

(Author’s note: I am saddened to report that Randy died on Monday, April 12, 2021, after fighting the good fight. I am so glad that we were able to make this trip to Motown together in September 2019. Seize the … Continue reading

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THE GREEN MONSTER

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SOX DRIVE

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BENCHED

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BROADCAST BOOR

THE ANNOUNCER flash fiction by Charles McKelvy He was told to speak his mind, so he did. Specifically, he called out the rookie pitcher and told the listening public: “That lout couldn’t strike out a hobbled Little League rookie. No, … Continue reading

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NO-NO FOR GIOLITO

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FIREWORKS

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BASEBALL MEMORY

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BASEBALL’S BACK!!!!

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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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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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