Pay no attention to the sportswriters and their incessant focus on what’s wrong with baseball. They’re on the clock; they’re like most people who are working: they just want to go home. Forget them.
Baseball is perfect, as we witnessed last night when Stephen Piscotty, of the Oakland A’s, came to bat after returning to the team following his mother’s funeral.
“Coming around third, I really started to think about my mom,” he said. “I kind of put my hand over my chest like she would do. It’s going to be my thing going forward. I was just thinking of her coming around third.”
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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