A Little About the Hero


I’ll be 41 in May

The only constant in my life with the exception of certain family members has been baseball and baseball cards.

Oh, I’ve had moments in the romance in which boredom, dismay, booze, women, and a million other things have caused me walk out on my lady but I always come back….sometimes urgently and at others I merely lope along and shuffle back into her patient embrace.

I was born in Anderson, IN in 1971.

In 1978 we moved to Greensburg, PA.  It was there I discovered the Pirates, packs of Topps, and neighborhood whiffle ball with the Filosemi brothers.

I’ve lived in IN, OH, PA, WV, NJ, and Germany.  I almost stayed in Germany after my tour of duty was over.  I was very taken with Germany and Europe as a whole. I didn’t open a single pack, watch a single game, or read a single article regarding baseball in those two years.  It was my longest stint of complete abstinence from the whole affair.

Most of the nostalgic feelings I have about my life involve baseball and/or baseball cards.  Christmas memories run a close 2nd but the game and its related themes win out by at least a nose.

I’m still a loyal Pirates supporter believe it or not.  Things are looking up right?

I’m not sure what I am doing here or what kind of life/form/direction this blog might take.

Regardless, I am at a time in my life where I think I want to put some of what’s in my head into my fingers and send it out into cyberspace.

We’ll see what happens.


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