How Boog Powell Brought Mom and Me Together


My mother, as I have written many times before, knows and cares nothing about baseball. She used to care nothing of any sport outside of the Olympics, but in recent years she has become more interested in these silly games, and every now and again she will want to talk about Tiger Woods or LeBron James or some college basketball team or one of the athletes on Dancing with the Stars ("That Emmitt Smith is a pretty good dancer") or one of the people on one of the various poker tours -- she knows way more than I do about the various poker tours.


Baseball, though, remains a mystery to her, and I suspect it always will.


Mom has become famous among my circle of friends for the time when she read an early baseball story of mine and said, "It was a...

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