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Posted by JOHN BIALAS on March 12, 2015
If MGM Park in Biloxi is not ready this spring, the Shuckers have provisional plans that the Milwaukee Brewers' Double-A team announced last month.
Let's break down the plans by these dates and numbers:
25: The number of Shuckers home games in April and May that would not be played in Biloxi.
Posted by Nathasha Helton on April 16, 2015
I spend about two-and-a-half hours a day in my car, so I have little time to read. I have all the time in the world to listen, though.
I've been devouring books on CD. My choices have all been nonfiction, because I want to learn something. And I have learned a ton. The vastness of the universe almost caused me to have a panic attack thanks to physicist Stephen Hawking and his book "A Brief History of Time." I can't say I understood all or even most of the concepts presented, but it gave me an appreciation of how very intelligent you have to be in order to become a physicist.
Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything" skimmed over many of the same subjects but in easier to understand words and a more witty tone. Bryson has been the great find in all of the books I've listened to in the past half year. He is witty, observant and self-deprecating. "A Walk in the Woods" is worth buying. Bryson tells of his escapades on the Appalachian Trail, accompanied for much of the trip by his old friend, Stephen Katz. There were moments in the book when I was forced to sit in my driveway just to make sure things turned out all right. They inevitably did, even if the journey to all right was spotted with terrible people and heart squeezing drama.
Posted by JOHN BIALAS on April 15, 2015
The work of Katrina fiction I have always wanted to read has arrived.
Posted by JOHN BIALAS on February 26, 2015
OK, I know a Mississippi attorney general's opinion prevents selling the naming rights to the playing field at MGM Park in Biloxi. So in a satirical sports fantasy world, maybe selling sponsorships for all the ideas on this list would make the Shuckers' million dollar home opener happen in April:
Posted by JOHN BIALAS on February 4, 2015
On my day off Monday, I took a late-afternoon drive from Gulfport to visit the old Notre Dame-Mercy Cross High School campus in Biloxi for the first time since 1990.