The train derailed: Nightmare in New Orleans

The Superdome in New Orleans is a refuge for some, part of the Katrina nightmare for others   I keep hearing Arlo Guthrie singing in my head: “I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans…” For the second straight day this single line from this old song just keeps on running through my … Continue reading The train derailed: Nightmare in New Orleans

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It was twenty years ago today

  The date was August 5th, 1985, “8-5-85” as it would easily be remembered, and would become forever known in team lore. It was a typically warm, sunny summer evening on the softball field at Archbishop Ryan High School in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. On this night, the Brewers softball team was trying to … Continue reading It was twenty years ago today