Baseball, autographs, and mental health
Steve Dittmore
I have always wanted to be a writer. This blog represents a creative outlet to express my thoughts on life, work, sports, music, parenthood, and things…
Steve Dittmore
Growing up as a kid in the 1970s and early 80s I was an avid baseball card collector. Games were not readily available via television in that era, so c…
Steve Dittmore
Tommy Lasorda and My Grandmother, 1984
Steve Dittmore
One of the great things about historical research is the prospect of placing into context the impact a present day event has when seen through the lens…
Steve Dittmore
The USOPC needs college athletics but college athletics does not need the USOPC
Steve Dittmore
Examining my own dissonance
Steve Dittmore
Originally published July 4, 2020
Steve Dittmore
Terence Mann, played perfectly by James Earl Jones, gave perhaps the best soliloquy about baseball, ever. It is so good, high school English teachers s…
Steve Dittmore
I was in my sophomore year in college on October 15, 1988. Most Drake University students had disbursed for Fall Break, but I opted to stay on campus. …
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Welcome to The Rattlesnake Speedway by me, Steve Dittmore. Assistant Dean for Outreach and Innovation in the College of Education and Health Profession…
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