Roch around the clock


The Kickoff

April 18, 2006

Checking my mail, I see that my friend in Japan, Taka, wants to know who's funnier, Peter Schmuck or Rick Maese.

The answer: me.

I'd venture to say that most men cried at the end of Field of Dreams. It's OK to admit it.

Now, if you broke down during Major League II, then you've got some issues.

Brian's Song is the first movie I can remember that made me cry. The music had a lot to do with it. I still can't hear it without tensing up and pretending that I have something in my eye.

I can remember playing catch with my dad in the backyard. I never knew when he was going to suggest that I go upstairs and grab my glove, but it was always such a thrill. I'd inevitably sail at least one ball over his head or bounce one in the gravel that covered a large portion of our yard. Talk about bad hops. But he'd always act like it was no big deal. And I knew that I was growing up when he passed along his glove to me.

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