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The Community of Baseball.

I will find reasons to talk about baseball. If I see you wearing a team shirt, it's all over. The questions begin. What team do you root for? Who's your favorite player? Why? What's your favorite stadium? How come? Ever been to Fenway? Do you like Minor League Baseball? Do you have a Baseball Passport? That one always stumps them. "No, what is that?" they say with a smile on their face, intrigued by something they haven't heard of in an…

Road Trip Series: Arlington National Cemetery

There is a place in Arlington National Cemetery where not many people go, since it isn’t near any entrance, memorial, or landmark. It’s quiet. It’s deep in the cemetery and no one wants to walk that far. This is where my grandparents are buried and where my first stop on my road trip down south began. My grandfather was a Navy Corpsman during the end of WWII and the Korean War, serving in the South Pacific as a medic. Marines…