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When you’re the old guy on the court

I asked an aging basketball pal how things were going in the B league. He shrugged and said, with a touch of hesitation, that he wasn’t getting much playing time. “They see me as the old guy,” he said. “I … Continue reading

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Equal play for equal pay, says this old basketball player

I’m no longer a dominating basketball player. I can’t say I deserve to play every minute of the game because I’m better than my teammates. I am, at 69, an average player in the Capital Athletic Club B league. But … Continue reading

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Competition, equality and riding the bench

At Braddock Park, the playground in Queens where I learned so many life lessons, you had to earn your way onto the big-guys court. The rule was that winners stayed on the court. No one wanted to be saddled with … Continue reading

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Playing racquetball proves humbling

I got wiped out again yesterday on the racquetball court: lost three straight games of singles by wide margins. It was a repeat of my performance on Sunday. I didn’t even get too much of a workout because the rallies … Continue reading

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