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I lost my dad decades ago. But then this guy comes along who likes to sing as he walks, a jolly Irishman who laughs and cracks wise with a hint of the devil in him and I remember that guy. We become friendly, but then who isn't a friend of his? He...
Our home was on the market for almost a year. We sold it in the summer of 2012 and had a gain of under $10,000. At the closing we were told that none of the gain would be taxable. I guess we heard that as "you won't have to report the sale on your...
After a recent 12-games-in-11 days stretch at Coca-Cola Park, you'd think the Service Electric Cable crew that produces all of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs games would want a break from baseball. Well, maybe some of the guys would like a break but they'...
Staff reporterMONDAY, AUGUST 1 DEADLY DISEASES Cardiovascular and neurological diseases are two of the biggest killers in America. Learn of the latest advances in treating and dodging each from two doctors from the University of Chicago. Dr. Matthew Sorrentino is a...
Staff reporterCurt Smith is an author, columnist, radio talk host, and Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Rochester. He wrote more speeches than anyone for former President George H.W. Bush. The New York Times terms his work "the high point of Bush...
The Hartford CourantHOW IT GOT ITS NAME: From the Indian word Nekuutunk, or Naukatunk, meaning "one large tree." The tree is said to have stood in what is now the town of Seymour. Naugatuck is one of only two Connecticut town names with Indian derivation; Norwalk is the...
Tags: Sports, Naugatuck River
WatchdogI took three books on my L.A. vacation but didn't quite have time to get through all of them. So my mini-review of Marty Appel's new bio of Thurman Munson will have to wait. I did read "Miracle Ball," Brian......
Tags: Vin Scully
The Business of Sports | Sun-Sentinel BlogsThe rich history of spring training in South Florida has been slowly wearing away during the past two decades as teams that once made Florida???s southeast coast their spring homes have moved elsewhere to fancy new venues. The news this......
Zap2It.comSportscaster Curt Gowdy, the voice of NBC Sports for a decade in the 1960s and '70s and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, has died. Gowdy died of leukemia Monday (Feb. 20) at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 86. After making his...
WatchdogHere is a site where you can plug in your zip code to learn of channel locations for MLB Network, debuting 6 p.m. Thursday. The network will launch with its "Hot Stove Live" studio show, but the highlight will come......
Tags: Sports, Vin Scully, All Stars, Yogi Berra, Major League Baseball
WatchdogI have discussed the MLB Network in general and the rerun of Don Larsen's perfect game both in the blog and in the newspaper in recent days. But I have much, much more to say! Click below . . .......
Tags: Mickey Mantle, Peyton Manning, Vin Scully, Movies, Armed Forces
WatchdogOne more oddity from the NBC telecast of Don Larsen's perfect game, then I'll leave it alone: Strangely, Vin Scully and Mel Allen referenced Larsen's as the second perfect-o in major league history, joining Charlie Robertson in 1922, now four......
Tags: Bob Costas, History, Addie Joss, Vin Scully, Arts and Culture
Mar 30, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Mar 24, 2013 |Story| South Bend Tribune
Jul 10, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Aug 28, 2011 |Story| WGN-AM
Nov 10, 2010 |Story| WGN-AM
Jun 14, 2010 |Story| Hartford Courant
Jul 17, 2009 |Blog| Newsday
Jul 25, 2009 |Blog| Sun-Sentinel
Feb 20, 2006 |Story| Zap2It
Dec 30, 2008 |Blog| Newsday
Jan 2, 2009 |Blog| Newsday
Jan 3, 2009 |Blog| Newsday
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