A few weeks ago, I took out my old set of 1977 Topps baseball cards. I wanted to find a card to use for a photograph for a blog post. I have been having fun creating unique pictures to use with this blog.
This afternoon, I finally got around to putting the card I had picked back into the plastic sheet where it had been housed for many years.
The baseball card I had chosen for the photograph, and was holding, was a card of Thurman Munson. Thurman was, of course, the Yankees All-Star catcher.
One of my favorite musical artists of all time is Joe Jackson. I have always enjoyed his avant-garde approach to music. It seems that every album he produces has a different sound and a different approach. Every album is enjoyable in its own right. That being said, my favorite Joe Jackson album remains the first one of his I ever purchased, Night and Day.
This a true story about Joe Jackson and how he once wrote some music just for me.
YES, that Joe Jackson.
This happened a long time ago…back when the Internet was a new thing. At that time, people could do a lot with e-mail.
I like to run. A lot. I like running very much (so I like running a lot). I also like to run a lot of miles (so I like running a lot). (I like when a sentence such as “I like running a lot” can be interpreted two different ways.)
When I run, which is most often on a treadmill at irrational hours of the early morning, I usually listen to music on my iPod. I often get inspired by inspiring songs. (I wonder how many other obvious statements I can write in this passage.)
I find every run, no matter what the distance, to be hard. Every single run presents a challenge.
The New York Yankees have a tradition of honoring the greatest players in their history with monuments in Monument Park located within Yankee Stadium. Through the 2015 season, there were twenty-six Yankees players recognized in this hallowed ground. (This number excludes Billy Martin who is arguably included more for his managing than his playing days as a Yankee.) The Yankees have honored nine pitchers, seven outfielders, five catchers, three first basemen, a shortstop (Phil Rizzuto, although a certain Derek Jeter will soon join him) and a second baseman. In total, a player from every position on the diamond is recognized except for third base. There are no Yankee third basemen in Monument Park.