The Silent Glove: A Father’s Wish For His Son to Reconnect With Baseball

Posted in Blacks in Baseball, Blogroll, Gaston Tillery, Jim Rice, Racism, Reggie Jackson, Rod Carew, The Yankees on July 16th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Dedicated to Gaston…

Called you Jigga way before Hov ‘96 stepped on the scene

First word football, named after Gaston Green

When you were not yet born, I was only 18

Point guard lean, quarterback gleam

Athletic skills mean, leader of the team

Father’s love, pushed aside, diminished and shoved

Maintain your focus Gaston, if you need, look above

Do you smell the leather? Son grab that glove!

Yes, of course the baseball dream is in me

My dream is mine son, not for you to blindly be

For this moment is your life, from 93 to Infinity…

On Wednesdays in the summer of 2003, my son and I would cross the street to the local high school and play “Fifty.”

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A Vision in BLACK

Posted in Allen Iverson, Andre Miller, Baron Davis, Blogroll, Brandon Roy, Carmelo Anthony, Caron Butler, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Gilbert Arenas, Jim Crow, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Malcolm X, Michael Beasley, Michael Tillery, NBA, North Philadelphia, Paul Pierce, Philadelphia, Rasheed Wallace, Richard Hamilton, Tim Duncan on July 16th, 2008 by AXG

We declare our right on this earth…to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this Earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

Malcolm X

This may seem a bit capricious when compared to how I usually write, however its quite the contrary. A quiet storm has been on the horizon for a few years…its just that I do not talk nor write about the trouble on my mind very often. This is a message to the BLACK journalist, about how and why we are essential to the media.
Sheed AG

‘Sheed and AG at their best in North Philadelphia

I am not going to give the negativity within the media against black people in America any love or support by mentioning them. If you have been paying attention you would know exactly who and what I’m trying not to talk about.

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