Peter Gammons is back writing about baseball and damned thankful to be able to do so.
The first clue that my cell towers were intact came right around the trading deadline, approximately a month after my aneurysm. By that time, I had been transferred from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston to the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and the Islands. I was perusing the morning box scores in the Cape Cod Times when I brusquely asked my nurse, “Linda, how did Austin Kearns get to the Nationals?”
Linda Stetharces-Caruso had no idea what I was talking about, but she knew me well enough to allow me to grab my BlackBerry and fire off that question, which two general managers answered within the hour. Some gaps have to be filled.
What I endured is trivial compared to 9/11 victims or the suffering of heroes like John McCain, but to get back to the point where Austin Kearns mattered was my return from what was a kind of life-and-death matter. Just to be able to type Kearns’ name makes me one of the luckiest people on earth.
Frankly, even though I live near Washington and have been to several Nats games (albeit, only when the Braves are in town) I don’t much care about Kearns. Glad to have Gammons back, though.
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