A long-time baseball fan, I remember watching the Hollinger Miners dominate a gold-mining industrial league in 1948. Since then, I have always wondered why there are switch hitters in Major League Baseball, but no switch pitchers? When I forced my lazy brain to figure out why, the only answer I could come up with was that, all things considered, it’s too difficult to develop the musculature on both the right AND left side of the pitcher’s body, to meet the onerous physical demands of a winning pitcher. Obviously, if it was easy or uncomplicated, it would have been done by now. But then…
They say politics is full of surprises. But no one saw this coming; especially the politicians. By the time 2025 had come and gone, Canada was stumbling badly. All the international respect and admiration for a middle-class power, that had been well and truly earned in the 20th and early 21st centuries, while bringing millions to her shores seeking a better life, was now in tatters. At home, the political unrest reached historic heights as too many politicians, at all levels and of all parties, seemed devoted to the misconception that they were an all-knowing, privileged class, beholden to none. Their arrogance, ineptitude…
About Bruce Stock
After completing the Army’s inaugural bilingual exchange program, Stock was the first PPCLI officer to become a vice-regal ADC. He served at Rideau Hall with the Vaniers from 1964 – 1966.