A continuing story

  • 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...

  • A Tale for the All Star break (~part 1)

    Kusatsu, Japan – I don’t often get a chance to visit my father these days especially at times when we can sit on the sofa, drink Sake and watch the PEBA...

  • Okinawa to Host a Different Sort of Competition

    Shiba Taguchi, Ryukyu Sports News Naha, Okinawa – June 3, 2023: On Friday Naha mayor Yogi Keiji and Shisa club president Hatsuo Ko announced at a press conference that the city...

  • I, Kusonoki

    13: July, 2020  I’m working in my office when there is a knock at the door. The door isn’t usually closed during the day. I leave it half open. My attempt...

  • The Memory Puzzle

      She spoke in riddles. When he asked who she was, he thought he heard her say, “I know I have no right to ask for your help.” Which didn’t translate...

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