03/03/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Keeping the game alive last Saturday was Tate Foard with his eye on the ball pitched by his dad, Mark.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Keeping the game alive last Saturday was Tate Foard with his eye on the ball pitched by his dad, Mark.

We are living in truly dark times.

Our institutions and traditions, handed down in America through the generations, are now under assault and seem unsteady, not able to withstand the shock of a new authority sweeping away what once we held as inviolable. (more…)

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03/24/16 10:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO When collecting signed major league baseballs, it helps to be short and cute. The children of the Mead Family of Niagara Falls, Ontario were experts.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | When collecting signed major league baseballs, it helps to be short and cute. The children of the Mead Family of Niagara Falls, Ontario were experts.

When my husband and I arrived in Dunedin, Florida last week, it was our 14th consecutive excursion to the Grapefruit League for a week of spring-cleaning. The items to be cleaned? Ourselves. The cleansers? Baseball, bicycle and barbecue. (more…)

03/24/15 10:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Rite of spring: 2012 Cy Young Award Winner and former Met R.A. Dickey making a kid’s day.

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Rite of spring: 2012 Cy Young Award Winner and former Met R.A. Dickey making a kid’s day.

As osprey’s migrate north to the Island this time of year, my family instinctively flies the opposite route.

We have traveled every March for the past 12 years to Florida to watch spring training baseball. (more…)