A continuing story

  • An Undiscovered Country, part 2

    When the nurse got off the phone, the first thing she did was slide the cell phone deep into the pocket of her uniform, then she ran from the staff lockers,...

  • An Undiscovered Country, part 1

    As she waited in LA’s Union Station for the Sunset Limited train south to Yuma, Pam Postema couldn’t shake the memory of her former GM handing her a baseball card—Eddie Mathews,...

  • The Case of the Mysterious Freezer

    Of course, that’s precisely where he went. Straight away, pronto, zip-a-dee-doo-dah, go! His creaky wheelchair moaned and groaned its way down the long hallway of the hospital, the squeaky wheels and...

  • Harvey Wallbanger and the Voice of Silence

    A season of PEBA flies by in a twinkling, if you’re a patient at the Camarillo State Mental Hospital. Time is as  fluid as the tobacco drool dripping from the mouths of...

  • Forget it, Jake

    Part I I first met Max Grant early last November. It was a sunless afternoon after a rain. I was heading into the barbershop. He was heading out, a balding man,...

  • Tempe’s bean counters and their harsh truth

    The mid-west beer moguls are just too much for Tempe’s modest ownership group. By Jason Perez, The Tempe Times Having now burned their bridge with the city of Tempe and KSM, who manage Tempe’s baseball facility, owner Chris van Hauten went “all in”...

  • Desert mirage? Or did a White ‘Knight’ arrive to save Tempe?

    By Jason Perez, The Tempe Times A mid-west beer mogul seems to have an interest in PEBA’s little-team-that-could After several tense days of closed-door meetings between the team, the city of...

  • I, Kusonoki

    14: August, 2020 It’s quite some time before I hear from Miss Okano again. I am naturally reluctant to mention the visit from Mr. Takagi, which on the one hand may...

  • A tale for the All Star break concludes

    Kusatsu, Japan. I think my father still lives in the times when I made my pro debut, he just doesn’t see the 13 years that have passed since. After being drafted...

  • A Tale for the All Star break (~part 2)

    Kusatsu, Japan – My third year at Michigan State was the year things really came together for me. In 13 starts everything went right, my record was 7-1, my ERA dropped...

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