Based in Washington, Ross is a general manager of a food safety company. His musings explore life, work and every moment in between.

On survival

Major League Baseball has a season which lasts 162 games. These games are played in the afternoons and evenings from April to October and can have a therapeutic effect for fans on summer days. Growing up I was a bigger fan of baseball than any other sport and I would listen to the Mariners any chance I could. Dave Niehaus would call the game and tell me the story as it was unfolding. Many nights this would leave my Mom or Dad to shut off the game after I had drifted off to sleep.


Vin Scully has been the broadcaster for the LA Dodgers for 67 years. He started with the team when they were still in Brooklyn. His voice was recently described by the Los Angeles Times as a “tenor…full of swing, moxie, and sonic opulence. He uses it like a horn, to make musical the specter of grown men mostly standing around for three hours.” In the evolving ways of the sport where players retire in their 30's and ten years is considered a long career, for fans Vin Scully has been the most consistent part of the Dodger franchise. This past week when the Dodgers hosted the San Francisco Giants, Scully dished up another gem this past week as he seamlessly relayed a riveting story simultaneously calling the play-by-play. 

As Scully points out, sometimes when life swallows you whole you have to somehow survive, you have to somehow battle back.

Emotional Range

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