An Impromptu Hockey Night

My husband is currently working about 40 minutes outside of Philadelphia, and when I went to see him this weekend we unexpectedly took advantage of that great vantage point. Originally we had planned a Saturday night of new car browsing, dinner at an old favorite restaurant, and then dessert at a frozen yogurt place. But…

Melbourne for Cricket (but what is a wicket?)

“Is that the sport that’s kind of like baseball, but not?” When we told my young cousin that we had visited a cricket stadium, this is the response that we got. He wasn’t too far off, but unfortunately our visit to the Melbourne Cricket Ground didn’t teach us very much more about the sport of cricket.…

The Boston Files: Beantown Baseball

I stepped inside warily, as though my body would burst into flames if I came into contact with anything there. Red. All I could see was red, surrounding me, enveloping me, suffocating me… everyone knows red socked feet shouldn’t leave footprints on a pinstriped heart. But I did it for baseball. Hashtag: respect. Funny thing…