Friday, December 04, 2015

From sunshine to funshine

Tom Moore and the train ladies
BJ newsroom retiree Tom Moore, fresh from a month in Florida helping former BJ sports editor Tom Giffen run the Roy Hobbs World Series for older baseball players in Fort Myers, is working on the railroad all the live long day again.

That would be the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s Polar Express.

Writes Tom:
“Back on the Polar Express for the first time this year after a month in florida . . . as usual a great trip. Turns out we had only two elves for the car, so trainman and Jeff and myself filled in, helping with the refreshments. And these two ladies out-did themselves with the story and entertainment. You should have seen the looks on the kids’ faces when Santa showed. Great job, ladies.”
Moore has three loves in life: Florida baseball, Polar Express and his wife, Dot. They have four children, including three daughters who were copygirls at the BJ.
As for Roy Hobbs, he is the mythical character played by Robert Redford in “The Natural,” a baseball movie.

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