Book Launch – Day Two Promo

It’s been over 24 hours since the book launch, and since then, I’ve heard words of congratulations, encouragement, and a few people who say I inspire them to tackle their own writing projects. These sentiments couldn’t make me happier. I hope I’ve inspired others to write and publish. That makes my day! Because there are…

Back at Camden Yards, Pangs of Nostalgia and Thankfulness

* This morning I took a ride to Camden Yards. It was surreal—like going back in time to the commute I did for many years from 1992 through 1998 when I was a full-time employee of the ballclub. (Prior to that, beginning in 1985, I commuted to old Memorial Stadium). I had to pick up…

Stories I Left Out of Baseball Girl

* * * The book’s been out for over two months now. The typical questions I get are as follows: 1) How true is this story? 2) Did you marry a reporter? 3) Did you date a ballplayer? 4) Did all these things happen to you? People are always fascinated by writers and where they…

Revenge

With all due respect to Yankees fans, people like my cousin Chrysti, Louis, my Jersey relatives and my husband’s relatives, my kid-sitter Lauren, and my former counterpart at the Yankees who’s still a fan, Gregg Mazzola, it’s time. Time for revenge. As a front office employee during the 1996 ALCS, I sat and cried when…

Published on Baseball Bard!

When looking through my recent print copy of Poets & Writers, I came across a call for poetry submissions for an online literary magazine called Baseball Bard. A little light bulb went off in my head, and I thought: Baseball. Poetry. Baseball. Poetry. Hmmmm…it’s a natural marriage of two things that have been important in…

The Romance of Baseball

* * * I spent the entire weekend at the baseball fields. No, not Oriole Park at Camden Yards, not Fenway Park, not Nats Park. I spent my time at a little collection of fields called Kiwanis-Wallas Park in Ellicott City. We were there…parents, grandparents, siblings…all watching baseball and softball games as the kids are…