The Midnight Snack – Checking In!

Well, you guys, it’s getting down to the wire for me. I have boxes everywhere, and I still need to drive into town and get rid of an entire carload of books and clothes that I no longer need or want (or can wear).

I have an entire apple box full of nothing but baseball books. Those I’m keeping. What, you think I’m going to sell off something like that? Ha! Where else am I going to get all of these Braves-centric books that are out of print? Goodwill? eBay? Oh honey. No.

mike-mussina birdland

This book just made me heart Mike Mussina even more than I did.

Do you have a favorite baseball book? I have too many to count. A go-to is “Living On The Black”, featuring my grumpy fave and my Moose-y fave. I love a book called “Tomahawked!” which is about the early 90s Braves before Maddux got there. Awesome book. I’m also very much in love with “The Teammates” – it’s a short read, but a very good one. Tell me what baseball books you love reading or think I should read! I want to know!

Moving across the country is an adventure, to be sure. I haven’t had to do it in almost 16 years. What does the future hold? I don’t know. Happiness, I hope. A chance to be with friends, maybe find someone special. Whatever comes, I’m going to welcome it and experience it.

There’s a song I really love, the lyrics have really been speaking to me lately:

I am the one thing in life I can control
(Wait for it)
I am inimitable, I am an original
I’m not falling behind or running late
I’m not standing still, I am lying in wait […]

Life doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints
It takes and it takes, and it takes
And we keep living anyway
We rise and we fall, and we break
And we make our mistakes

I am the the one thing in life I can control. Sometimes life seems to toss me around to its whim, but I will change what I can change, and work with what I can’t. Because it’s true – life does not discriminate. We have ups and downs and bad days and good ones, too. But I’m going to find my place. I hope to find things that I have been yearning for, but you know what? I can wait. I can wait for the right thing, the right time, the right person. Sometimes it’s all you can do.

Anyway, leave me your baseball books down in the comments. Have a great weekend!


6 thoughts on “The Midnight Snack – Checking In!

  1. Great lyrics. Life indeed does not discriminate, I have found the cruel and painful way. I am both a sinner and a saint. I thought I was above a lot of things and I was wrong. I made some terrible mistakes, but I am doing my darnedest to correct.them with everyone I feel I have wronged

    Be careful on the road. You might run into me, and if I’m listening to Move Bitch, I am liable to kill someone. 🙂 Seriously, be careful. Enjoy the adventure and the new beginning.

    I am learning the same lesson too. Wait and remember that sometimes, as the Rolling Stones so eloquently put it, “You can’t always get what you want.”

    Favorite baseball book. Wow. So hard to pick just one. Three years ago, I fell in love with this gem: Kadir Nelson’s We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. The illustrations alone are stunning. It’s a great book for kids too.

    You get the picture. 🙂 Sorry, bad pun. (If anyone likes it, please buy it from the Negro Leagues Museum rather than Amazon so the museum gets a small cut of the profit.)


  2. “The Glory of their Times” is a must read; however, one novel I particularity liked was, “If I Never get Back” by Darryl Brock. Dude goes back in time and ends up playing with the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings. Baseball, murder, mayhem, romance and political intrigue circle the bases in this page turning story. So sayeth,TP.

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  3. Not much baseball reading recently besides one of Dick Hayhurst, think it was called Out of My League. Interesting to see some internal dialogue. Read something by Vecsey recently, that was full of truisms and I could have done without it on reflection. Liked The Art of Fielding, that’s one of the few I’ve actually bought.

    BTW, thaqnks for continuing on with the site, haven’t piped up much lately but still here.


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