A Dream Interrupted

Darrel’s Big League dreams were interrupted. There are no guarantees that a ball player can pick up where he left off when he is away from the game for that

A Veteran’s Day Salute

My favorite veteran and my hero is my dad. He epitomized the greatest generation–what he did in WW II was heroic. And he has the medals to prove it. He

Life’s Highlight Reel

Grand slam! There was no score as they began the bottom of the second inning. The first-place Cardinals were visiting Cincinnati to play the second-place Reds. Mike Thompson walked the


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Fireworks in Atlanta! It was the fifth of July, 1976 for an 8:05 Braves game at Atlanta, Fulton County Stadium. Atlanta had been on the road for ten games—they won


Big name play! You know you are in the Big Leagues just by the names of players who are your competition. Bobby Mercer, the five-time All-Star was up to bat.

A Special Place

Over the ivy! For the boy from Hammond, Indiana, Wrigley Field was a sacred place. It was the home of the Cubs and one of the great ball parks of

Try a Trick Play!

“You are out! The Reds were playing in Atlanta. Darrel was playing short and the go-ahead run was on second with two outs. It rarely works but when it does

Living the Dream

Walk Off!   Bobby Cox will be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. For 30 years he was a big league manager… The first three games, for Bobby Cox as

Save Lives with Your Life Matters Message

When I wrote Welcome to the Big Leagues, I had the feeling I was onto something important.  People need to be encouraged with a transcendent message–how God sees them.  But,

Everything’s gonna be alright!

EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT It is hard to believe that, especially when change beyond your control is forced on you. “Everyman experiences the disorienting events of job and career changes…