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Wiffle Ball Afternoons

“Hot fun in the summertime. That’s when I had most of my fun.” For me, the summer of ’76 stands out. I was 12. It was the bicentennial, my family went to the Montreal Olympics, and everyone cheered for Detroit pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, the happiest ballplayer...

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My Third Father’s Day

Sunday marks my third father’s day. I had no idea what I was doing for the first two and, it seems, little more this time around. But the kid keeps growing anyway. I don’t care what anyone says. The first three months are hard. You’re not getting any sleep, and the...

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Those Who Stay: John Beilein Edition

Hello, Loyal Readers! Before we get to this week's Bacon Blog, I'll be making my last stop of our mini-book tour for Best of Bacon: Select Cuts, 40 of my favorite stories from my first quarter-century of writing, on Tuesday, June 12, at Nicola's Books in Ann...

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