Tag Archive: Tales from the Bus Leagues

May 06

Welcome to the Colgate Inn

(Sample story from “Tales from the Bus Leagues”) One of the quaintest towns in central New York state is Hamilton. Hamilton lies in the Chenango Valley, just south of the headwaters of the Chenango River in Madison County. It is plush green in the summer and pristine white in the winter. The colonial houses line …

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May 04

The Legend of Gunner Garrett

(Sample story from “Tales from the Bus Leagues”) For those of you who have read my first book, I may be repeating myself a bit here. In, “So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey,” I spoke briefly about Kenneth “Gunner” Garrett, the legendary minor league trainer. Considering this, I hemmed and hawed about …

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Apr 29

Das Boot (Sample Story from “Tales from the Bus Leagues”)

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  (Sample story from “Tales from the Bus Leagues”) Throughout my career at Clarkson University, I was fortunate to have access to a car. During my freshman year, I was driving a cherry red 1993 Chrysler Concorde. It wasn’t the nicest car on campus—most of the kids came from pretty wealthy families and found Hummers, …

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Aug 26

Lost in Translation

  Heading to play over in Europe was definitely going to be an eye-opener. It was a new opportunity in a foreign land and it was a chance to step outside of my comfort zone and learn about a new culture. The first obstacle I knew I would have to tackle playing in Belgrade was …

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