Author: Marshall Adesman

  • STAYING TRUE TO BOTH RELIGIONS

    STAYING TRUE TO BOTH RELIGIONS

    Baseball is, of course, a religion to many.  In this vein, I was reminded recently of an experience I had, as a young man, that briefly wedded the two together.

  • “MAN”-NED OVERBOARD

    “MAN”-NED OVERBOARD

    Yes, they are still playing baseball in places like Trenton, New Jersey and Boise, Idaho and Kane County, Illinois, and throughout my home area of Northeast Tennessee.  Fans still go out and root for the home team, and enjoy their nights at the ballpark.  But it is not the same. Why?  Because the Commissioner of Baseball, and his…

  • Review by Sharon Furlong

    “The Mountain Empire League” is a book that captures a time, a place, a sport, and a Nation. Although the plot is fully encased in the world of baseball, it is so much more than just a tale of a sport. But then, is baseball ever “just a sport”?  Not really, and this particular game, a…

  • WE’VE RIDDEN THIS TRAIN BEFORE

    WE’VE RIDDEN THIS TRAIN BEFORE

    One reason my wife and I chose to retire to Northeast Tennessee was because of its natural beauty.  If you think of Elvis or Nashville or Jack Daniels when you hear the name “Tennessee,” I would ask you to, instead, visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or our Tri-Cities area, nestled in the ethereal Blue…

  • WHO IS AN MVP?

    The 2023 season has now come and gone, all the awards have been given out, and now the baseball fan is thinking about trades and free-agent signings, and counting the days, of course, until pitchers and catchers report to spring training sites.  It’s a hard time of year unless you follow other sports, or have a…

  • RIDING WITH AN ALL-TIME GREAT

    RIDING WITH AN ALL-TIME GREAT

    Every so often, someone asks the question “Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?”  You see it on Facebook every now and then, and sometimes it becomes a topic of conversation at a party or other such gathering. It takes me no time at all to give my answer: Joe DiMaggio. If you’ve read…

  • THANK YOU, WHOEVER YOU ARE   

    THANK YOU, WHOEVER YOU ARE   

    My wife and I are approaching our 39th wedding anniversary, and though we were not young when we tied the knot, we are hoping that we will be able to stay healthy (and coherent) enough to eventually celebrate fifty years.  That will, I expect, be something special, we’ll have to have an extra portion of jello to…