You Know You're Married to a Baseball Coach When...

You can tell the difference between an 82 MPH fastball and an 86 MPH fastball.  No seriously, I can.  Once after a baseball game Joe asked me what I thought of the team.  I responded, "Honestly honey, I thought our guy didn't seem to be throwing very hard."  "Well, yeah." Joe replied.  "He was only throwing about 82-84.  You're used to seeing 86-88."  Seriously?  I surprised even myself on that one. ...more

The San Francisco Giants Win the World Series as a Team

This isn't the kind of thing you hear about every year. That office staff won the series too, so did their security guards, so did the maintenance crew. This team shows class by acknowledging it. It is rare you even hear of a team thanking the front office, but a team celebrating with the ticket takers? That shows grace. Somebody should talk to the NBA and NFL about this kind of graciousness. Yes, I am looking at the Miami Heat. I wasn't a San Francisco fan before they won the series, I wasn't even really rooting for The Giants, but I will next time. I like the way the operate....more

Growing up, my family wasn't into baseball. We might've occasionally watched the World Series ...more

Yay Friday!

First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINY E!!! Oh look, its Friday. Finally. Its been a tough week, first off, I it is becoming clear I won't be going on vacation for another year and I find that deeply regrettable. Also, its now officially Autumn but the leaves are still green and in the trees and I'm still hot and I have no desire whatsoever to sit in front of the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate. I also find this deeply regrettable. It is also too hot to watch football....more



13 Year Old Girl Pitches 2 No Hitters, Gets Honored by Baseball Hall of Fame

13 year old Chelsea Baker was honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown this week for pitching two perfect games this season. Most pitchers never pitch a perfect game in their life. This teenaged phenom is pitching circles around the boys down in Plant City, Florida. ...more
Living in Cooperstown, the home of baseball, I reallize the enormity of this ...more

When to Take the First Swing: Organized Youth Sports

Nota Bene: Mama's got a work deadline this week. So, after much negotiating, pleading and persuading, Dear Husband agreed to guest post for me this week. Maybe just today, maybe through Wednesday, but you just might see some Fatherly Advice on Friday....more

Just Because I Have a Vagina Does Not Mean I Need a Women's Guide to Sports

I am just so tired of society thinking that people with ovaries are ignorant when it comes to sports. Maybe June Cleaver needs this book, but I am Sarah and I live in 2010 and I am offended. ...more

Kudos on the essay, Sarah. I host a blog on baseball books and have received several titles ...more

Motherly Advice

I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all parents and kids are not created equally, but are wholly individual in personality and style....more

New bat and new umpire...

I am exhausted today!  We just had another baseball tournament this weekend and boy was it HOT!  And when I say HOT, I mean HOOOT!!!  I believe the thermometer said it was 103 degrees.  Now, I am one of those ‘always cold’ people who longs for warm summer days, but that heat was friggin’ ridiculous!...more

Can't anybody here play this game?

Here’s a recipe for frugal fun: Go watch some “coach-pitch” Little League. Go even if you don’t have any kids. And go to the bathroom before you leave for the game, or you will almost certainly wet yourself laughing. Coach-pitch is like an extended bloopers reel on YouTube, minus the annoying music and captions. Think “The Keystone Kops,” only shorter, and with bats instead of billy clubs:...more