Fletcher Field

Play ball!

Just a quick reminder about the softball game tomorrow (Thursday) vs. DTE. First pitch 5:45 p.m. at Fletcher Field. Pregame dinner of hot dogs, chips and water bottles. If you can get there early with a rake to help prep the diamond, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to about 10 gallons of Roundup, 99 … Continue Reading →

Weekly planner

The arrangements for Grace Filarski, the old-neighborhood stalward who died Friday, are as follows: Visitiation from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass at St. Thecla Catholic Church (20740 Nunnely, Clinton Township, MI).  Also, our softball game against DTE at Fletcher Field is Thursday at 5:45 p.m. My wife and I pecked away at clearing the baseball … Continue Reading →

RIP Grace Filarski

Legend has it that the house on the southeast corner of Mt. Olivet and Gilbo stood alone in the old neighborhood long before Henry Ford’s assembly-line concept, the mass migration to Detroit and the post-World War II housing boom. It’s been said that the waterway — Conner Creek — that currently runs under the neighborhood … Continue Reading →

A new path?

It was like magnet to steel, young boy to mud puddle, Lindsay Lohan to trouble. I was drawn to the east side of Lakeshore Drive during my walk today, closer to the choppy waters of Lake St. Clair and the lush green grass path alongside it, where the footing is less stable but the view … Continue Reading →

RIP to our 'monster chaser'

I’ve spent most of the past two decades as a sportswriter and editor, using hyperbole to describe athletes … overusing — no, totally misusing — words like superstars, heroes, icons in stories about game-winning homers, touchdown runs, half-court shots. Well, my oldest son, Louis, just graduated from middle school tonight with a report card that … Continue Reading →

Time to clean up

Ahoy, Fletcher Field shipmates. Just a reminder that the spring cleanup at the park is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m. There will be planting, tilling, weed-pulling and, well, you know the drill. If we have enough participants, I’d like a group of you to take the short trip down Mt. Olivet and … Continue Reading →