Tag Archive | baseball

This Is Not The Day You’re Looking For

I keep thinking today is Thursday. It’s not; it’s Wednesday. That’s unfortunate, too, because Thursday usually means wrapping up the week’s homework with the kids, looking forward to “casual day”, and, if I’m lucky, designating it Beer and A Movie Night.  Wednesday, on the other hand, means baseball practice, more homework, taking the recycling out, […]

5 Things On My Mind Right Now

I haven’t been saying much lately.  Wait, no, that’s not true. That suggests I’ve been roaming around the house in a mute daze like Frankenstein’s monster. I have been saying things, to my family, the people around me, etc. I haven’t been posting stuff, though. And that’s not specifically an indictment of my recent work […]

Tuesday Evening Baseball

The Oldest Son is theoretically going to play a baseball game in half an hour or so. Beneath this sky, I’m pretty dubious that it’s going to actually happen. The odds, however, of me making a mad dash for the car among a pack of other scurrying, middle-aged parents sometime in the ensuing hour is […]

An Even Better Hint Of Spring

Today started off a little rough. Sweet. Work PC won’t even attempt to boot. I am NOT impressed thus far, Wednesday. Even Monday had better manners. — Jason A. Rust (@jasonarust) February 26, 2014 Luckily, Wednesday seemed chastened by my hard talk and tough love. PC back in working order with a new video card. […]

The weekend approaches

So it’s Friday around these parts, which means that by the time you’ve read this, the weekend will either already be in full swing or barely a mere step away from your greedy, outstretched paws. Which, of course, begs the question, what are you planning for your weekend? Me? Well, what I really want to […]

The Great American Pastime

“Just put the bat on the ball. Watch it all the way to the bat.” It was the last regular season game of the Puddinpop’s ten-week season. A season spent huddled with other parents in collapsible chairs around a dusty, sun-baked diamond, a soggy, rain-soaked diamond, a diamond filled with promise and disappointment. “Right. I […]

Bookending the holiday weekend (with pictures!)

So, how’d my Independence Day weekend go? I certainly have no right to complain.  I mean, sure, it rained cats and dogs for the greater majority of it, but somehow I still managed to eat my weight in grilled foods and see enough snap, crackle, and colorful booming exploding things to last, well, another year.

Saturday Debate: Chewing gum

Image courtesy of jimbouton.com I suppose I could take the easy way out with today’s Saturday Debate, since Father’s Day is tomorrow and all.  If you’ll recall, last month for Mother’s Day, I stooped so low as to offer you this silly thing. But, as I am a father and also, not coincidentally, have a […]

A single night off, and fixing The Phantom Menace with…baseball

It’s a miracle, I tell ya, a datgummed miracle!  I never thought I would see the day dawn, but here we are:  tonight, after my rush-hour traffic commute, I get to stay home. Let’s all say that again, together. I. Get. To. Stay. Home. No baseball games. No dance classes. No summer camp sign-in lines. […]

Everything you need to know about life can be learned from little league

Image via Wikipedia Just a scrimmage, the coach’s email said.  Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. How bad could it be?  A small spot of time in the sun on a crisp, spring morning watching the Puddinpop play a lil’ of the ole national pastime would be a pleasant way to start my Easter weekend, right?  […]