Bush league baseball

Chris Thile isn’t the only bluegrass picker with a pure love for baseball. Sam Bush is another, and his fondness for America’s pastime was recently chronicled on the Baseballisms site.

Sam’s video remembrances of growing up playing baseball are especially poignant, as the first was posted just after Fathers Day, and in it Sam fondly remembers his dad, Charlie, who passed away just last week.

In the second video clip, Sam discusses his passion for the St. Louis Cardinals and the mixed feelings he experienced when the Boston Red Sox, his dad’s favorite team, met them in the 2004 World Series.

I suppose I should admit that I also have a lifelong love for baseball. The start of spring training each April is always a happy time, and a reminder that both the baseball and the bluegrass festival seasons are just around the corner.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • joemagennis

    John — thanks for picking up our video post at baseballisms.com .. We were very fortunate that Sam gave us some stories. I am out here at the Festival in Telluride right now and can’t wait to see him for his set tomorrow … Although he has sat in a bunch already!

    Since you said you are a big baseball fan too – grab a webcam and share your stories too, we want everybody to tell how they love the game!

    Joe

    PS … Punch Brothers on tomorrow too, if you know how to get word to them we’d love to hear from them too!!