Brighter Days And Plans That Work Out

by Kevin Burton    Last month I assured my mother and the rest of the family that a certain cabinet would fit under a certain table.    She was moving, in a hurry, and we were strategizing.  She was going to assisted living, going from eight rooms to four. A lot of stuff would have …

Vipers Alums Together In Hall Of Fame

by Kevin Burton    More notes from the Beep Baseball World Series just competed Saturday:    I did not know until the day before the ceremony that my longtime Columbus teammate and friend Rob Weigand was being inducted into the Beep Baseball Hall of Fame at the same time I was.    I was notified …

Legends Hang On, Beat Bayou City Heat

by Kevin Burton    The USA Legends scored six in the top of the first, then held on to beat Bayou City 11-10 Friday.    The win earned the team 11th place in the 2021 National Beep Baseball Association World Series.  The grand experiment in AARP beepball netted four wins and four losses against younger …

Legends Fade Under The Wichita Heat

by Kevin Burton    The following is not a Page 7 exclusive by any means, everybody knows it: in the sports world, Father Time is still undefeated.    It is true in all sports, even baseball for the blind.    Father Time administers a butt kicking even more consistently than the Indy Thunder.    To …

3-1 Legends Face World Champion Thunder

by Kevin Burton    The USA Legends ran their record to 3-1 at the 2021 Beep Baseball World Series with an 11-3 win over the Philadelphia Fire Wednesday.    Leadoff batter Marvin Morgan continued his hot hitting with four runs in five at-bats to set the tone.    The Legends have exceeded expectations thus far, …

Legends Win Twice, Play Philly Fire Next

by Kevin Burton    My USA Legends got the game they needed to get Tuesday at the Beep Baseball World Series in Wichita.    And I survived five hours of baseball after five years off.    Game one of our tripleheader was a 4-3 win over Tyler. The Legends came back from a 3-1 deficit, …

From Moth Balls Back To Ground Balls

by Kevin Burton    Since when does a single beep baseball practice merit a blog post?     Since it’s the first one I’ve had since the Obama administration.  It has been a while folks.    My Columbus friends invited me to join this team of extremely well-seasoned veteran players for a last beep baseball hurrah.  …

Prayer Needed For Tough Family Decisions

by Kevin Burton    I went literary on you last Friday.  Hope that was OK.     I wrote about my mother moving to an assisted living facility and the parallels for that move and my move to the Ohio State School for the Blind as a fourth grader in 1972 (“Love, Tears And Doing The …

Love, Tears And Doing The Right Thing

by Kevin Burton    This is a story about a boy and his mother.    The mother has thought things through. She will push through the pain. She is doing the right thing. She is resolute.    The big house on the corner? The boy will be leaving that now. He will be back on …

Fitted Sheets, Fitting In, Second Chances

by Kevin Burton    You could call me a fitted sheet, with unquestioned utility, but hard deal with at times.    Hard to come to grips with. I maybe don’t slip snugly into one of your convenient boxes, the ones that take that edge off, keep it all tidy clean.    Surely you’ll never, ever …