It is a kind, kind thing when someone nominates your post for something really cool, like someone did this past week. This baseball post made it on to Elan Morgan’s 358th Five Star Mixtape. She keeps track of what’s what in the blogging world and it’s really something to get noticed by her. Check it out at

Red's Wrap

I asked the guy sitting behind us where his buddies were. The three of them have been sitting behind us at baseball games for the past four years. For a while the middle guy, Harry (the only one of them whose name I know) was absent because he got cancer in his shoulder and missed the entire season. His other two buddies would give us reports on Harry’s chemotherapy, how he was feeling, the prognosis. We had all these conversations, talking backwards, you know, asking questions over our shoulders and waiting for the answers, not ever really taking our eyes off the game.

We missed Harry even though we didn’t really know him except as the guy in the middle who sat behind us with his two buddies. He was always the nicest one, his friends a bit snarky, cynical maybe but all three diehard baseball fans. They knew all…

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