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Fathers, sons and baseball

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In my book “Cubanos in Wisconsin“, I relate stories of baseball games and our father.  

It seems like we spent every Sunday going to church, running home to grab our hats, on a bus to the stadium, cheering for the players, eating too much food and then going home exhausted from such a wonderful day.    

We left Cuba and came to the US.    Our love for baseball got stronger every year.   We now went to games in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Texas.  

Baseball gave us an opportunity to bond with our dad.   He taught us to calculate batting averages and to appreciate a good pitching effort.    

Every Father’s Day, I think of my father and all of those games we watched over time.      

Check my baseball stories and memories of my father:


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June 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

President Obama just can’t help it.

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June 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

A-Rod’s numbers will always have an asterisk

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19:  Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees scores on a wild pitch by Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers and Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees celebrates in the seventh inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 19, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

A-Rod got # 3,000 last night……A-Rod’s past will keep him from going into the Hall of Fame or receiving the kind of support that players get when they reach this mark.    After all, he is only the 29th major league to reach it!

My question is:  Why did A-Rod do it?  He had the natural ability to get 3,000 hits without having to rely on whatever he was taking.    So this is a sad moment for those of us who remember that kid who came up with Seattle in 1996……that kid who was such a natural baseball player………..really sad!

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June 20, 2015 at 7:30 am

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June 20, 2015 at 5:00 am