Tagged: Real Life


Reader and longtime friend Frank L. calls the Heckler out(rightfully so) for the dearth of World Series coverage.  This is the best baseball time of the year, right?  Baseball lover’s wet dream!  The big dance.  What we all play and watch for.  So what gives? 

It’s been an amazing year.  The learning curve on all levels and arenas for me personal growth-wise has been flat out hyperbolic.  Lately, the bookstore venture has morphed from a side project to a life mission.  Busier than ever.  Blah blah blah. 

That’s not it though.  I’m still fully engaged watching the Series, just like every year of my life.  From a coverage standpoint, I HIT THE WALL!  Flat out.  Sometimes right, sometimes wrong, always honest.  This is my first year covering the sport I love as I pursue my creative interests.  There was the World Baseball Classic trip.  Feature writing for www.spikesballparks.com .  Laying the seeds for a filmography that exposes the Tribune Co.  Many hours directed towards an inner city Kid’s baseball venture that I cannot disclose at this juncture.  And more. 

I hit the wall.  Too funny.  Kinda like when Ichiro came over and for 3 years hit the wall after 130 games(that’s what they play in Japan).  I’ll suc it up for the final stretch, and take these lessons into next year, when things will really heat up. 

Thanks and peace,

E Maj





As you know, Cory Lidle died in a tragic plane crash this past week.  Let us always remember that tomorrow is promised to no one, and try to live our lives with respect to that fact.

May he rest in peace. 

Peace, E Maj


Intention Station

Rich Hill strikes out 11 in 7 1/3 innings pitched giving up 1 earned run.  The pen blew the win for him, his ERA is down to 4.83 from 9 plus 6 starts ago.  It’s great to see the youngster doing well.  In full disclosure, I have to wonder if it’s because there is no pressure.  Maybe that’s the most positive thing for the kid.   Learn how to pitch in front of big crowds, and then learn how to pitch in front of big intense crowds.   Maybe I’m overanalyzing it.  Sometimes right, sometimes wrong, always honest. 

Peace, E Maj


he said poopie


Bert Blyleven, announcer for the Twins, gets suspended for 2 games for using the F word.  I realize prime-time is prime-time, yet why do we act as if kids never hear nor use the F word.  In time, technology and the Internet will bridge this gap and you will see ‘couch potato announcing’.  Just my ******* opinion.

Peace, E Maj