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The Mid and Me!

It is my great pleasure to finally get to share the essay I wrote about my mom for Listen To Your Mother, Austin.  You can read it in its entirety on The Mid.  Somehow I missed the original posting (and that should tell you how crazy my life has been lately) but better late than never, right?  Such a great honor to have the essay posted on a site I like so well!

Please go give The Mid and my mother some love…

My mother was an athlete. She played baseball so well that she was scouted by a major league team, who thought the Jo Young they kept hearing about was a Joseph, not a Joan. The scout told her coach it was a damn shame she wasn’t a boy, because he would have recruited the multitalented girl. She was a shortstop phenom, who could hit a home run from a crouched position and play catcher like she was Johnny Bench.


Happy. That about covers it.

One thought on “The Mid and Me!

  1. Lane,

    Firstly, thank you so much for telling us about this great woman. As a baseball fan, I am outraged that the recruiter was so small-minded that he robbed the fans of the game of a possible star. What one is smuggling in their shorts has nothing to do with the ability to throw, catch, hit the ball or get into position to snag a pop-fly. I’m sorry we never got to see her play. Who knows? Maybe with a good coach and trainer, she could have worn Yankee pin-stripes one day, and maybe even made it to Cooperstown. I’m glad your kid is carrying on his grandmother’s legacy on the field.

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