Tag Archives: kids

THE BATTLE IN BROOKLYN

A couple of years ago I had the chance to talk with Red Slavin about the disturbing incident back in June of 1977. Whenever I see a brawl in baseball I think back to June of 1977. Only this wasn’t … Continue reading

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ON THE BEAT

They said he would never amount to anything. Said he didn’t have any talent. No discipline. No commitment. No chance. I told them, “Survival is a talent.”

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WHY? WHY? WHY?

This past week our school experienced more tragedy. A teenage girl committed suicide. It’s the second time in a month. This time it was a senior (Last month the young lady was a freshman.) I’m not sure why these girls … Continue reading

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KING OF PAIN

As a young boy growing up in Windsor Terrace, I was hurting. Not hurting physically, I was one of the better conditioned kids in the area despite being on the skinny side. I don’t ever recall having a sprained ankle, … Continue reading

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BOTTLED UP INSIDE OF ME

Quote of the Day: “We get hurt and embarrassed by our early failures and forget to go back and take a second look at what we’re feeling. We get disconnected from who we really are and what we can do.” … Continue reading

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DESIRE AND DETERMINATION

The one unbreakable staple of our neighborhood was the outstanding people; always there for each other. As kids, we didn’t realize how much help was available to us (at least I didn’t know). Whether it was a coach at Holy … Continue reading

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THE EVIL THAT MEN DO…

Sad story out of Brooklyn. A young kid was picked up by a stranger on the streets of BoroughPark while walking home to meet his parents. Seems like the young boy was lost and had asked an adult for directions. … Continue reading

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