Beepball Showcases Abilities Of The Blind

by Kevin Burton    What some could see as just a game has enriched me as a person with low vision, in ways I could not have anticipated.     The sport is called beep baseball.  It has been played in the United States since the 1970s and is now played in Canada, Taiwan and the …

Let’s Hear It For Geezer Beepball

By Kevin Burton    In a recent post about attempting to move forward in a Covidized world, I mentioned a project (“The Covid Question Still Looms Over All,” March 24).    I mentioned that some friends asked my wife and me to participate in a major collaborative effort, without giving details.    As of Tuesday …

A Great Announcer Adds To The Game

by Kevin Burton    When I was nine, Al Michaels let me know that my Reds were going to the World Series.  Instant friend for life!    He left the Reds, but has called hundreds of big games since then, including the Miracle on Ice in 1980 and the Royals World Series win in 1985.  …

Respect Cincinnati! Reds Make Playoffs

by Kevin Burton    I can’t believe it, the Reds will play in October!    Thanks to the expanded virus-year format (eight teams from each league qualify), the Reds will be in the baseball playoffs for the first time since 2013.    Tell me you saw this coming and I’ll tell you you’re lying.    …

Trying To Get The Baseball Feeling Again

by Kevin Burton    When your two favorite teams play each other you have to watch, right?    The Reds and Royals played a doubleheader Aug. 19. They played two seven-inning games that Wednesday because the Tuesday game was postponed because the Reds had a virus case.    I hadn’t watched a game all year. …