October 19, 2012 |
Hey adults, remember how Halloween was the best costume when you were a kid? Remember how you got to dress up as something awesome and then sprint around your neighborhood with your friends, gathering as much candy as possible and gorging on it until your poops looked like mortar shells for a week straight? And then do you remember how for a strange period from when you were about twelve or thirteen until you were eighteen, Halloween sucked and you didn't see the point of it whatsoever?
May 22, 2013 |
Glove in hand, backpack fastened around his shoulders, Zack Hample scans the field. It's batting practice at U.S. Cellular Field. The rhythmic thud of ball meeting bat stops. A new slugger trots to the plate. Hample perks up. He bites the bottom of his lip. He squints. He looks like a marksman trying to spot his target through a pair of aging sights. Target acquired. “Dustin Pedroia!” he shouts. “Left field, left field!” Hample, the record-setting baseball collector who has snagged more than 6,680 balls at MLB games, bounds up...