Three decades as a Philly Cop come to a close

This past Friday, January 19, was my last official day on the payroll of the Philadelphia Police Department. After nearly three decades, I hung up my badge and gun, riding off into the sunset of retirement. I come from a Philly Cop family. My brother, Mike, remains on the job as a Sergeant with the … Continue reading Three decades as a Philly Cop come to a close

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2017: the year that I lost my Dad – but in the end, not really

Mike, our Dad, and myself in the late 1960's The calendar is about to flip not only to the end of a month, but also to the end of another year. The end of December causes most of us to take a glance back at the events of the past year. As usual, this one … Continue reading 2017: the year that I lost my Dad – but in the end, not really

Phillies 2015: My Year With the Fightin’ Phils

During the summer of 2014, I applied for a position on the writing staff here at “That Balls Outta Here“, and was happy to be accepted. Over the next few months, I set aside writing at my own former blog, something that I had been doing for over a decade, and began putting all of my … Continue reading Phillies 2015: My Year With the Fightin’ Phils

1971 Phillies: My first team

          I was just nine years old when a then ultra-modern sports cathedral known as Veteran's Memorial Stadium, also known as Veteran's Stadium or more simply "The Vet", opened virtually in my South Philly back yard. And it was the 1971 Phillies team, the first to play on a new Astroturf surface, … Continue reading 1971 Phillies: My first team