My interest in baseball predates any of the other interests noted on these pages and has a part in all of them. I grew up in the Bronx, just over a mile from Yankee Stadium. My father did public relations for Topps, maker of baseball cards and Bazooka bubble gum, and I worked for him for a few years in the 1980s.

AP new photo
AP news photo, August 20, 1989

I met my wife, Jill, at a Yankee-Red Sox game at Fenway Park, rooting for opposite teams, and vowed, at our wedding, to love her forever or until the Red Sox won the World Series. (I’ve had to renew those vows more times than I’d like.)

My research and writing on baseball crosses over into etymology, Wikipedia, and even Brookline history. This page provides links to many of those activities.