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SWEET SOUNDS

SWEET SOUNDS A baby’s coo into her mother’s ear. Children’s laughter. Waves crashing on a pristine beach. Whitney Houston owning the National Anthem. The question is, what is the sweetest sound in the world? I cannot say, with any certainty, the “sweetest”, but what I heard bellowing from a 102-year old ballpark on Saturday night comes…

By Dan Freedman October 24, 2016 0

THE CALL THAT COULD HAVE BEEN

THE CALL THAT COULD HAVE BEEN *Editors Note: The words you will read below are what you might have heard when we came back from commercial Thursday night, starting as  Clayton Kershaw finished up his warm-up pitches. As best you can, read this in Vin Scully’s voice, in Vin Scully’s cadence. “When Kershaw takes the hill, you…

By Dan Freedman October 16, 2016 1

GAME 5

GAME 5 There is truly no reason to add to the multiple canons that have been or will be written about last night’s Dodgers-Nationals game. That said, and while it is still quite early, after reading and listening to a ton of commentary, I have yet to hear anything about the following three points, which…

By Dan Freedman October 14, 2016 0

BROADCAST BLUES (Playoff Edition)

BROADCAST BLUES (Playoff Edition) A few months ago I wrote how I felt that baseball broadcasters (save for Vin Scully) were hurting the game. They were making it considerably less enjoyable for fans to experience the experience while watching on television or listening on radio. I was brought back to that sentiment – in the…

By Dan Freedman October 12, 2016 0

TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS

TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS Anyone who knows me, knows that I have an undying love of the Boston Red Sox.  (Not for nothing, being a Red Sox fan can better be described as a “close to dying” love.)  Anyone who reads me, knows with absolute certainty of my love of the game of baseball.  So, as we…

By Dan Freedman October 5, 2016 0

THE VOICE OF GENERATIONS

THE VOICE OF GENERATIONS In the world of psychology, it is a given that the sense of smell is the most evocative of prior experiences.  Who am I to dispute the science?  But if sense of smell is number one, for me, the sense of hearing is a close second.  I can hear a horn,…

By Dan Freedman September 28, 2016 0

RACISTS IN OUR MIDST

RACISTS IN OUR MIDST Colin Kaepernick is on the cover of this week’s Time Magazine.  Did he win a Super Bowl, or save a drowning baby?  No.  He merely took a knee.  A small gesture, no larger or physically more significant than raising a gloved hand to the sky.  But sometimes small gestures have a…

By Dan Freedman September 23, 2016 0

7 Innings is Perfect…Enough

I have previously written about the excitement and anticipation of sitting in the stands watching a no-hitter.  How the crowd holds its collective breath on every pitch; how the fielders focus their attention just a little more; how the manager wears a hole pacing the dugout. For those of you paying attention to my prior…

By Dan Freedman September 16, 2016 0

WHO’S THE BOSS

WHO’S THE BOSS You agree to guarantee an employee nearly 10% of your company’s valuation.  You – and your industry – put that employee on a pedestal, and for good reason, as by all verifiable measures, that employee is the best in the world at what he does.  Some fear that that employee verges on…

By Dan Freedman August 27, 2016 0

NO HITTER NO MORE

NO HITTER NO MORE A little over a year ago I wrote about what I truly love about baseball, the two strike pitch.  Nothing can really top that. However, last night at Dodger Stadium, I witnessed a close second.  In July of 1991, on a hot Sunday afternoon, I was lucky enough to watch “El…

By Dan Freedman August 26, 2016 0