Tag Archives: Chicago Cubs

“Spring Training” by Maxine Kumin

for Victor Some things never change: the velvet flock of the turf, the baselines smoothed to suede, the ancient smell of peanuts, the harsh smack the ball makes burrowing into the catcher’s mitt. Here in the Grapefruit League’s trellised shade … Continue reading

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Take me out to the ballgame

IB, his two Japanese guests, JB, and I all went to a Cubs game Tuesday night. The Cubs are somehow quite renowned in Japan and the guests were thrilled with this opportunity. We had bleacher seats (general seating) so we … Continue reading

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