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A Chilly Bucketlist Cross-Off At “America’s Game”

Attending the Army-Navy football game has long been a bucketlist goal of mine. Considering this season’s NFL kneeling controversy, I felt that this year was the perfect time to go… Read more

Happy Birthday Mary Hart (with writer’s embellishment)

Happy 67th Birthday to My Good Friend Mary Hart! A few years ago, I was attending the Baseball Scouts Foundation Dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel. It was an amazing… Read more

Travels & Tastings: One man’s bucketlist goal of visiting 100 craft breweries

TGIF Bucketlisters! Get the weekend started by reading Guest Blogger, Robert French’s accounts of his bucketlist goal to visit 100 craft breweries. Cheers! Beer Travels – South Lake Tahoe

Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Evokes Childhood Memories

“Music is the sound track of your life.” Dick Clark In the summer of 2001, I stopped in Cleveland long enough to visit the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame. The museum… Read more

Dancing with the Rabbis

I’m not a Jew, but I play one on TV. Over Labor Day weekend, I participated in what I consider to be the most unique show on television, the Chabad… Read more

Brushes With Greatness On The Road

One of the great things about traveling are the serendipities of each day. When you start your day on the road, you have no idea about the who, what, and… Read more

Life Lessons Learned from the Life of “The Mick.”

In his 18 seasons in the big leagues, Mickey Mantle scored 1,677 runs, but he went home for good twenty years ago today. Out of all the brushes with greatness… Read more

Cruising Along Route 66… in reverse

If you play Bobby Troup’s famous Route 66 song backwards, you’d get the highlights of my trip, though it doesn’t rhyme as well. I drove Route 66 in reverse: Los… Read more

Joe Mantegna Co-Hosts National Memorial Day Concert

Just a baseball toss from his Burbank eatery, Taste Chicago, actor Joe Mantegna runs his Acquaviva Productions Company out of a nondescript house on Hollywood Way. No gates, no guards;… Read more

Meeting the Star of my First Major League Baseball Game

Friday night, August 6, 1971, my parents took me to see my first major league baseball game at Anaheim Stadium. I was 5 1/2 years old, and a month away… Read more