April 5, 2019 // 6 Comments

Mark Richardson — Ty Cobb has long been considered by many to have been the greatest hitter, and possibly the greatest all-around player, in major league baseball [...]

Jeanie’s Hope

July 24, 2017 // 4 Comments

Bob Bates — Mark Richardson’s moving essay entitled “My Mom, Baseball, and Me,”  published previously on Wise Guys, is my motivation for posting this [...]


April 3, 2017 // 7 Comments

Bob Bates — In his epic tour de force, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams has his all-knowing, all-wise Grand Computer named Deep Thought delve [...]

Faith and Baseball

August 1, 2016 // 3 Comments

Mark Richardson — Every now and again one stumbles upon a book that addresses issues which have flitted through one’s mind throughout his/her life, but which [...]

Wrigley Field

May 21, 2016 // 4 Comments

Mark Richardson — I made my first visit to Wrigley Field as a 12 year old boy in 1968.  I entered through the street gate and found myself in a large, dank cement [...]