I Quit. Why I dumped Fantasy Sports

Fantasy leagues. I tried, but I can’t do it. I played Fantasy Football for years – always drafting as many Detroit Lions as I possibly could. I played Fantasy hockey for a few years, too. Though it’s harder to draft a team full of Detroit Red Wings,because EVERYBODY wanted Red Wings players. They freaking rock. Who doesn’t want Zetterberg or Datsyuk on their team? (“You ain’t got to lie, Craig, you ain’t got to lie.” – quote from the movie Friday.) Continue reading “I Quit. Why I dumped Fantasy Sports” »

Dream of October Baseball

It’s been quite a postseason. I wanted to share some excerpts from a post that the fabulous Bobbi Dumas wrote for Kirkus Reviews: “Since I’m a huge postseason baseball fan (especially when the Royals are in the mix), I thought I’d check in with some of my favorite baseball romance authors—though there are more of them than there are teams in the playoffs, so I couldn’t get to them all. But I did manage to catch a few, with some surprising results! Jennifer Bernard’s Love Between the Bases series features the Kilby Catfish, a Texas Triple A minor league team. The first title, All of Me, came out in May, which will be followed by Caught By You on Dec. 29. Bernard created a strong fan base with her smart, sexy firemen series, and they definitely approve of her new baseball heroes. The conflicts simply sizzle, and seriously, who can resist a baseball player? But when Bernard and I had a quick call for this post, she surprised me: “Before we talk about books or playoffs, I have to tell you about this incredible exhibit I just saw in Anchorage!” Continue reading “Dream of October Baseball” »