A Late Night Softball Game


A late night softball game was going on yesterday evening during my walk in Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village, Queens, NY, my favorite local park. It was nearly 9 p.m. The sky was almost dark.

I love to watch amateur baseball. It’s a lot less expensive and less of a hassle than attending a Major League game. A great view for free. I have always enjoyed watching amateur baseball — at all levels. The intricacies and beauty of the game are still there to be enjoyed and appreciated.

Baseball seems ideally to go hand in hand with contemplation. No wonder it has inspired a lot of good writing, from Zane Grey to Roger Kahn.


— Roger W. Smith

     July 14, 2016


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About Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; classical music; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. Besides (1) rogersgleanings.com, a personal site, he also hosts websites devoted to (2) the author Theodore Dreiser and (3) to the sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin.
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