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Over the past several months, one of my wildest baseball dreams has been realized.

Having not been blessed with an overabundance of skill on the baseball field, it is beyond my greatest expectations that I would ever have the chance to rub elbows with one of the chosen ones who has been blessed with extraordinary baseball skills.

As surreal as it seems to me, Cleveland Indians pitcher, Jason Grilli and I became buddies last November through our work with the award winning children's baseball book, A Glove of Their Own .  We have since become good friends over the six or so months that have passed.

Nearly every morning, the phone rings at my house in rural Massachusetts, and the name "Jason Grilli" pops up on the Caller ID.

I scratch my head in amazement that a "real-life baseball player" would be calling 'lil ol' me.  I answer the call and hear the voice of a bonafide major league pitcher on the other end of the line.

"It's time for Coffee with Grilli, man," chuckles the big right-hander calli...

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