Sunday, June 30, 2013

More Surprises from the Mailbox

A week ago or so I came home to find another book crammed into my mailbox.  I haven't confirmed anything yet, but I have to believe my loving mother is behind this generous offering to my baseball book library.  Thanks, Mom!  I'll be sure to thank you in person once I return home from my road trip out west!
I flipped through a couple of the chapters and it looks like the All the Babe's Men, by Eldon L. Ham, covers everything from the Dead Ball era, to the Babe, to Maris, to and the great home run race between McGwire and Sosa.  I'm more of a pitcher fan myself, but I don't mind the homer as long as I'm not the one giving them up!

So I'll add another book to the reading list.  At this rate I don't think I'm going to get all of my new books read this summer: the books are piling up and my summer vacation is quickly dwindling.

As I mentioned briefly above, I've been on vacation now for a little over a week.  I love visiting family, hitting the road, going to distant ballparks, and getting away from the stresses of home.  But along with all of the positives there's always a few drawbacks to getting away.  So, allow me to post a couple pictures of the four-legged "family" I left behind in Illinois to tide me over until my return home.
Gus in the cat trap (aka our newest cardboard box).
Gus sunning himself belly-side up.
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  1. Tom, just wanted you to know that it wasn't me who sent the book. Hugs to you! Mom