Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Comics? Nope, not today.

Today's entry doesn't have anything to do with comic books, but it does have a little something to do with inspiration. Inspiration is, of course, a huge part of writing. So in honor of inspiration and the many different ways in which it comes, today I give you a Facebook status update from my father about the great (and now late) baseball pitcher Bob Feller. Feller inspired him, much as my father, through the way he lives his life, inspires me. Thanks Dad, and thanks to the "Heater from Van Meter."

A pioneer of MLB, Bob Feller, passed away today. Feller was one of the first names I associated with baseball greatness in my pre-teen years. I can remember well pitching an entire nine inning game hurling a "hard rubber" baseball against a 12" square outlined on a block wall. And I would even sometimes change arms and become Whitey Ford to pitch against him. I wish I still had those arms!"


  1. Love it Brett! Great words for Dad. We are both very lucky to have him in our lives.

  2. I remember watching your dad play ball "back in the day." In Lawrenceburg, in those days, we lived at the ballpark during the summer. The boys played; the girls watched; and baseball breathed life into us all. Baseball--the great American pastime, was actually so much more.