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traveling art show that celebrates the birthday of baseball's
greatest player, Willie Mays.
finally won the United States Sports Academy's Sports
Artist of the Year. ASAMA stands for the American Sports
Art Museum and Archives..
Folds is a great songwriter and musician. His piano playing
and irreverent sense of humor make him a must have on
our long road trips. He is also a patron.
Enders is a baseball research guru. He lives in
Cooperstown and is quick with a reference listing or a
place to find one. He just authored a book called
Ballparks. At your local bookstore.
u s t e r
is a band from Boston. Ryan Miller, one of the gusters,
is from Richardson, TX. Laughing about life if big
city Texas suburbs allowed a friendship to strike up.
They live and record in NYC. If you ever get
a chance to see them - they put on a great show. They
are patrons too.
Hurst - If I could be any other sports artist, I would
be Robert Hurst. His work is great, but he is an
even better friend. He is true to the spirit of
being an artist - basing his work on who he is as a person
and not what photo he can copy to make a buck. He
and his wife Pam live here in Austin.
Baseball Hall of Fame
the past few years, Opie has created paintings for each
of the inductees as their official artist.
Oana and I went to little Saint Olaf College in Northfield,
MN. He has taken great strides to living his dreams.
Since we ride in that same boat, I can appreciate