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What’s better than a Stephen Strasburg 2010 Bowman autograph?

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , on May 13, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

Finding out you’re going to have a baby boy! Just found out this morning the gender of our second child, who is due in early October, just in time to see the 2010 Major League Baseball World Series. My daughter just turned 16 months this week and one of her first words was “bays-bah.” Hoping my son’s is the same.

My Newest Addition; Thoughts on Rickey, Rice

Posted in New Addition, Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

This piece was written by hand Jan. 12, 2009 and transcribed for this blog on Jan. 15, 2009. Some portions have been added.

111_0065Well, I almost called my shot. Just as I alluded to last week, my wife and I indeed this weekend welcomed into the world our newest addition — Alexa, born early Sunday morning.

Since her birth, the world has seemed like a different place. My wife and I are still in the hospital — I’m actually writing this by hand  as I listen my daughter make the funniest noises — so we’ve yet to feel any sense of normalcy. And for me, this really means that I’ve yet to see what life is like at home with my daughter and wife, who is recovering from Cesarean Section surgery.

But I’m not going to turn this into a diary about the joys of fatherhood. I bet a blog about such a topic would be more popular than my little blog about baseball cards, but I’m not going down that road here. Instead I want to talk about stuff I’ve missed. Continue reading

A note to readers of Cardboard Icons

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

sierra2In the upcoming weeks, my posts here will be less frequent as they have been in the past. At some point — possibly today (Friday) — my wife and I are expecting the birth of our first child. And when that process really starts moving, I’m not going to have a chance to leave this note here telling you such.

I’m sure at some point during this process I’ll wish I was on vacation — perhaps like my friend Mr. Ruben Sierra here — but reality is that things are about to change in my life. This also means a shift in priorities. Continue reading