Monday, April 12, 2010

War Stories

A very, very, very long time ago a young second lieutenant took his equally young wife off to Columbus, Georgia. There he found her a palatial one-room efficiency apartment in a decidedly scruffy part of town. Every morning he drove off to Fort Benning in their only car. It could not have been (was not) a good life for those couple of months. I’m not sure she ever forgave me, but she hasn’t left me either, and that was 40+ years ago.

I tell that story because I’m beginning to see some similarities between the life of a soldier’s wife and the life of a baseball player’s wife. And the reason I beginning to see those similarities is because there’s a fascinating new blog out there telling stories about that life. Even better, two of the first authors are wives of our very own Durham Bulls: Elliot Johnson and Justin Ruggiano.

Take a look at The Life of a Baseball Wife, and check back often. According to Nicole Johnson, several ladies with deep connections to the Durham Bulls (and the Rays) will be writing. This could be a great ride!

By the way, Elliot, I at least left my wife with a functioning television, even if it was a black and white and only got one channel.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea for a blog; it reminds me of a good documentary I saw a while back about minor league baseball players called "A Player to Be Named Later." It's definitely a tough life for all...