A Dream of Fields 4: The Baltimore Orioles

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For the fourth entry in this summer series, I give you a tale of first dates and long-lasting streaks. A tale of long car rides and gutsy What-Ifs. And a tale of when the dream of fields really started taking form. Saturday, July 19, 1997, 1:15pm Oriole Park at Camden Yards Baltimore Orioles 8, Chicago […]

A Dream of Fields 3: The Los Angeles Dodgers

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This is the third entry in my summer 2015 series of telling stories about all the different baseball fields I’ve been to. Click the links for the first two: Red Sox and Twins. Another west coast trip. Another west coast wedding. Another baseball opportunity, but no layover necessary. And hello, National League! Friday, July 5, […]

Contrasting IS Comparing

It’s that time of year—standardized testing time—so it’s the perfect time to rant about one of the most pressing issues in education today. No, it’s not the validity of the tests themselves. It’s one particular question that some of these tests (and many teachers) insist on asking, even when students aren’t usually answering it correctly. […]

A Dream of Fields 2: The Minnesota Twins

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This is the second entry in my summer 2015 series of telling stories about all the different baseball fields I’ve been to. You can read about my first, Boston’s Fenway Park of course, here. It wasn’t until I was twenty-two years old that I finally made it to see a baseball game anywhere other than […]