About

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Hello! I’m Maria – an openly biased Baltimore Orioles fan; a youth baseball parent; an obsessive-compulsive scorekeeper; a travelling ballpark tourist and a taste tester of defiantly unhealthy ballpark culinary offerings.

In this space I share my love for the game of baseball and in doing so, connect with other really great people who love the game as much as I do.

To me, baseball is much more than a sport. It is a timeless dance; unconquerable, relentless in its order, something that always makes sense in a nonsensical world. It is dramatic theater full of deception and deceit, heroes and demons, dreams realized and dreams lost. It challenges our thinking to a particular kind of speculation, analysis and argument. It offers a temporary escape from reality and abundant lessons about reality. It starts as just a simple game then turns to an obsession, an addiction, a torrid affair, a state of mind, a religion.

Let’s talk baseball (and beyond).

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8 thoughts on “About

  1. workinmanmf February 4, 2016 / 5:09 am

    I really liked reading your blog and I am looking forward to the stories about your son’s umpiring experiences. Thank you.

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    • Maria February 4, 2016 / 7:53 pm

      Oh wow! Thank you so much! Yes. I am not sure if they will just be stories or a 3-part dramatic miniseries :). Thanks so much for reading. (By gogiantsgo do you mean SF Giants or NY football Giants 🙂

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      • workinmanmf February 12, 2016 / 3:07 am

        You’re welcome 🙂 looking forward to any further writing. gogiantsgo is for SF Giants. I apologize for the late reply.

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        • Maria February 13, 2016 / 3:15 pm

          Love those SF Giants! Great city – great team.

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  2. scontursi December 3, 2015 / 11:11 pm

    Maria, I too am struck by reasons for your fondness of and interest in baseball. I look forward to following your blog and thank you for following Reflections On Baseball. I’m sure for both of us…..it’s a labor of love. Be well, Steve

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  3. Jen Rainwater November 10, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    WOW! First of all thank you for putting my on your blog roll (BBST – http://bbstmlb.com). You will absolutely now be put on mine! Secondly, I absolutely LOVE everything you wrote on this “about” page! Your words are so beautiful put and the was you describe the sport it’s so perfect – that line near the end “Its starts as a simple game then turns to an obsession, an addiction, a torrid affair, a state of mind, a religion” – I’ve never seen/heard it described any better!! Also, this part, ‘Baseball is more than a sport. It is a timeless dance; unconquerable, relentless in its order, something that always makes sense in a nonsensical world. It is dramatic theater full of deception and deceit, heroes and demons, dreams realized and dreams lost” – it is just beautiful! I will be following your blog now and I am wondering (it may not be today or tomorrow but someday) if it would be alright if I write a post where I use those quotes????(you will be of course given credit) – Anyway, thank you again and have a wonderful day. Your words are beautiful!!

    ~ Jen

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    • Maria November 10, 2015 / 9:18 pm

      OK – I am star struck! You are definitely one of the most-informed voices in baseball and for you to even read my blog is a complete honor! 🙂 So thank you so much for that and for your compliments! You would certainly be welcome to use those quotes. I will look forward to reading more about your perspectives on the game. Excellent work you do.

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      • Jen Rainwater November 10, 2015 / 9:24 pm

        Um – wow! Thank you! I truly appreciate you saying that because sometimes I feel like I have no clue what I am doing! LOL! But there is one thing I know and it is baseball (although even then I question myself) – So thank you for the compliment! I’m very humbled and grateful!

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