Mike Cope's blog

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

For months Chris's glove sat idle. As he recovered from a wreck -- first in a wheelchair and then in a brace -- it lay in the bottom of his baseball bag. This old Wilson glove has been in our family since about 1992. I think we got it when Matt was ten. He wore it through major league and maybe junior league. Then, when Chris got old enough he started wearing it. I've thrown tens of thousand of balls to that old glove, oiled it dozens of times, and had it re-strung a couple times. Yesterday that glove was back on his left hand. It was a good sight. We're thankful that recovery continues. - - - - Does e-mail save time or cost time? - - - - "There is more to life than increasing its speed." Gandhi

13 Comments:

  • e-mail saves time

    blogging waste time

    Although I am always blessed by reading all of the post I read!!

    By Blogger DJG, at 9/07/2005 05:03:00 AM  

  • Old gloves are the best. The one I used in little league, high school and still have was my dad's old one. The autograph that they always have in the palm is Dale Murphy. I love that glove.

    By Blogger Matt Pinson, at 9/07/2005 07:02:00 AM  

  • I'm with DJG. The e-mail isn't what gets me distracted and makes the hours fly by - it's the blogs.

    By Blogger reJoyce, at 9/07/2005 07:39:00 AM  

  • Matt - This one has a Kirk Gibson signature. So when you wear it, you can imagine the home run swing that forever plays in slo mo on ESPN!

    By Blogger Mike, at 9/07/2005 08:37:00 AM  

  • Oh man, Gibby is one of my all-time favorite players. I know he hit that homerun while playing for the Dodgers, but he will always be a Detroit Tiger. His homerun off of Goose Gossage in game 5 of the 1984 World Series was almost as good as the one in 1988.

    By Blogger Jeff Slater, at 9/07/2005 09:08:00 AM  

  • I still have my glove from high school. It came in handy when I played fast pitch softball in college. I love my glove!

    Email wastes time...if I'm getting online to check my email, I have little will power NOT to blog too, or atleast stop by here and my other favorites for a peek.

    I'm still a fan of snail mail - there's nothing like a hand written letter from someone you care about! It feels different in your hands, it smells different, and you know it took more time than the 30 seconds it takes to shoot off a quick email. It's always nice to get something in the box besides bills and junk offers.

    By Blogger Supermom, at 9/07/2005 09:11:00 AM  

  • I have my daddy's old glove. He played softball with it, my brother used it some, I think, I played softball with it. In fact, it was that glove that fielded that hot grounder to me at second that bounced up and hit my mouth with braces. My daddy would sit on the front porch and rub it with saddle soap... those were the days.

    By Blogger That Girl, at 9/07/2005 10:36:00 AM  

  • Rub the glove with saddle soap... not my mouth that got cut with the braces!!!!

    By Blogger That Girl, at 9/07/2005 10:37:00 AM  

  • hey mike its nicole maxwell i had you last semester. that is so awesome the your sons doing better and is able to play baseball (the most amazing game ever) again. well just wanted to say hi and that ya'll are in my prayers i miss your class a ton but God is def blessing me here at cedarville. keep in touch, my new email adress is: nmaxwell@cedarvile.edu
    numbers 6:24-26
    nicole maxwell

    By Blogger nicole, at 9/07/2005 03:56:00 PM  

  • Glad to hear about Chris' milestone in his recovery.

    To the sentiment from Gandhi...Amen!

    By Blogger James, at 9/07/2005 06:57:00 PM  

  • "I love the smell of an old glove in the morning."

    By Blogger David Michael, at 9/08/2005 06:02:00 AM  

  • I had to relace my 20 year old glove the other day. My 5 year old fired one in and the laces popped. He was quiet excited about it. By the way my glove has George Brett's autograph in it.

    Enjoy playing catch! The secret to catch is to move far enough away so you can work out the arm but no so far away so that you can't have a great conversation.

    By Blogger Steve Duer, at 9/08/2005 09:13:00 AM  

  • Hi, I just found your blog. Actually, just heard about it via the Christian Chronicle.

    To answer your question, email both saves time and wastes time.

    I can send an email in lieu of a letter, while connecting with people who I normally wouldn't have the change to talk to.

    However, when I subscribe to 10 different mailing lists, more often that not, it wastes time.

    By Blogger linuxwebguy, at 9/12/2005 04:33:00 PM  

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