Tag: baseball

April 12, 2022

How Are You Handling Vacations This Year?

Huh? What is going on? Thinking about summer now when there are so many more important thoughts. Ukraine, COVID, baseball, and “vacations” was all I could come up with? Well, you have read this far, so give up three minutes and read the rest of this blog. Everyone wants their summer vacation. They want to visit the beach with their kids or travel to see […]

November 8, 2016

This is a Glass Blog and Has Nothing To Do with the Cubs Winning in Seven Games

Last week I promised a glass blog instead of the baseball blogs I had written. So a glass blog it will be. I had predicted the Cubs in seven and guess what? So much is happening in our industry. The big news on the East Coast is the sale of JE Berkowitz to the Grey Mountain Partners’ Consolidated Glass Holdings. Is this really more important than baseball? The established, […]

November 3, 2015

Where Would You Want to be When You Have 30 Competitors?

I recently read an article that said roughly 85 percent of commerce in the United States exists in urban areas. If you are in an urban area, with competitors, read on. If you are in a rural area with few competitors, read on anyway… you’ll enjoy it. Let’s say your glass company is in an urban area. How many competitors do you really have? Glass […]

October 27, 2015

You Just Know, Deep Down in Your Heart: This Blog Has to be About the METS Winning the World Series

In my home office, which is about 90 square feet, I have about 1,000 different baseball treasures, including more than 300 signed or special baseballs, pictures, memorabilia and such. About 50 percent of these are related to the NY METS. Yes, these are my boys. In 2004, I threw out the first pitch at a ballgame on a Sunday afternoon in front of 40,000 people. I […]

July 28, 2015

It is Amazing What Difference a Mile or Two Can Make

I was coaching youth baseball in Smithtown, N.Y., in the ’80s and ’90s. Smithtown is a big place—about 100,000-plus residents at the time—and had different sections, geographically. The Little Leagues were based on these sections. Why am I telling you this? Because Craig Biggio, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, was from Smithtown, and I was ‘this close’ to being to […]