Author Archives: Bill

Tracy Stallard

Tracy Stallard passed away the other day. He was one of a series of young pitchers that the Red Sox brought up during the late-early 60s. I saw him pitch a number of times for the Sox and later the … Continue reading

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But isn’t it over?

Not quite. It seems like there is always some election activity in Fairfax County. And so it was that on Monday evening an “All hands on deck” was issued to the rovers to show up at the county warehouse on … Continue reading

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Dick Gernert

Another one of my boyhood baseball heroes has passed on. Dick Gernert was part of the Red Sox “youth movement” of 1952. He played in the first Red Sox game I ever saw (July 2, 1952) at Yankee Stadium and … Continue reading

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McLean Holiday Bazaar

The McLean Holiday Bazaar will take place this Saturday, December 9, at McLean High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s always a fun event with lots of interesting vendors, great food, and lively people. I’ll be there, hawking … Continue reading

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A closer look

Mark has made a strong case to consider whether Scott Rolen should be seriously considered for the Hall of Fame. I admit that my immediate reaction was “Good player, not great. Career too short. Let’s move on.” In the face … Continue reading

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Just one of those days

I don’t really follow college football which is probably a good thing. Every once in a while though, I will scan the sports pages of the Sunday Washington Post to see how my three alma maters fared (Rutgers, ’65 BA, … Continue reading

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Write a Novel in a Month

It was exactly two years ago when I attended a class at the Smithsonian titled “Write a Novel in a Month.” The instructor was Kathryn Johnson who has written over forty books. The core of the course was taken from … Continue reading

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