From ancient times, a place of refuge where you were secure from your enemies has been called “a sanctuary”. It is a place set apart from the profane and vulgar world. In Seattle that place has been known as “The Safe” and has served as a venue to forget your cares for an afternoon or … More Safeco Field – Our Sanctuary at 20 Years
People said John Lester , native of Tacoma Washington, was throwing his career away when he agreed to be traded to the Cubs. Apparently not.
“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” John Adams April 15th, 1814. I awoke this morning to find the British have done just that. For a long time I have postulated the American Revolution was a mistake, we would have been … More Democratic Suicide
Tonight the National wild card winner San Francisco Giants have captured the National League Pennant. Next Tuesday they face the plucky juggernaut of the wild card winner in the American League, absent from the playoffs for 29 years, the Kansas City Royals. This is what makes baseball great. This is why baseball is so American. … More 2014 Promises a Great World Series
Tonight I am reading about the second blown call in major league baseball in as many days. I cannot help but draw the parallel to the justice system. In the film Bull Durham the young players are told “sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains. Think about it”. This is pretty much how … More Law is like Baseball
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like movies. Movies take you away to some other place than your life for two hours, then allows you to return to the relative safety of the theater lobby. Most of the time the movies are about conflict. Often about war. There is something about conflict that is a compelling story. We … More In Harm’s Way
This summer this lawyer found himself, purely by accident in a venue employed to create a reality TV show, The Jersey Shore. Then several weeks later Hurricane Sandy was barreling down on this boardwalk, benignly referred to as “Seaside Heights” on the map. It is not some comfortable venue for bourgeois America like perhaps Cannon Beach, Oregon. Instead … More Biblical Event on the Jersey Shore
Fellow traveler The post season of baseball is upon us, which reminded me of events of 1999 here in Seattle, and lead me to reprint what was written about it 10 years later. Baseball, like a bright star in the heavens, return to us each spring and shine upon us until fall. A heavier Ken … More And Jose Mesa Wept