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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.

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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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