It’s Not Nothing

I was once tempted by a $24.99 coffee mug  which said, “I Write Because Punching People is Frowned Upon.” That’s not really why I have a stack of “MARY BETH ELLIS, FREELANCE WRITERâ... Read More...

What You Missed

This being the last home series of the baseball season, it is perhaps well that we all try to train for the ghastly specter that is Not Baseball Season. So I did my best to pay attention to other sports and sum... Read More...

Two Kinds of Swings

Maybe it's because we like what's on the receiving end of the smack to be smaller and paler, but the longer I follow baseball, the more I notice its similarities to golf. I've never plied a club on any course t... Read More...

Perspective for the Middle

If you were looking for some perspective on this woe-wave of a Reds season, welcome to the time of year when baseball season gets itself interrupted by hurricanes. I grew up in Ohio, which could occasionally gi... Read More...

Baseball Is Life: Twilight Time

There’s a reason why God created us with the need to sleep a few hours a night. There are some days which simply need to end, a demarcation line on which we can stand on the other side of and say, â€Å... Read More...

Baseball Is Life: Who We Are

As we traverse that narrow bridge when baseball and football overlap, the National Anthem has now become a controversy. Should we even play it anymore?  If so, should we televise it? I will tell you what I ... Read More...