Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Anthony Tree

I wanted to say before all this blog business gets too far, that I’m dedicating it to my brother-in-law Anthony Perrotti, who died this year at age 43. He was a nice fellow, a wonderful father, and also a huge, … Continue reading

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Who’s My Team? Or, When You’re a Shark, You’re a Shark all the way

 Official disclaimer: tonight’s blog sponsored by Saint Brendan’s Irish Cream Liqueur of Derry, Ireland–my Christmas gift to myself. (Reminder: buy another bottle tomorrow). Who’s my team? That is the quandary of every traveling or relocated sports fan. All parameters of … Continue reading

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The Great Aparicio

luis card 3 More than any other, there is one baseball player responsible for inspiring this blog: Luis Aparicio Montiel of Maracaibo, Venezuela.  He played 18 seasons in the American League, for the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, and the … Continue reading

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First Stop, Caracas

The first thing you want to see when you step through customs in a place like Caracas is someone with a sign that says “Brian” or “Brian K” or “Mr. Kluepfel.” Because Caracas is a shady, violent place and you … Continue reading

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