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Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story (Parts 12-13)

Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story by Bruce A. Kauffman c 2017  All rights reserved. For full story to date, visit: https://escondidograpevine.com/a-the-tale-of-the-toppled-hurler-a-peter-hartwell-story/. CHAPTER 12 Last we saw, Hartwell’s latest escape attempt was foiled and he was chauffeured by the fat man from Boston to the Donut Depot in the heart of Hartsdale.  The fat man is now indulging his tryptophane urgings. The fat…


Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story (Part 11)

Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story by Bruce A. Kauffman c 2017  All rights reserved. For full story to date, visit: https://escondidograpevine.com/a-the-tale-of-the-toppled-hurler-a-peter-hartwell-story/. At last reckoning, another of Peter’s attempts to escape fails. Now the fat man is driving him south toward Braintree in the sleek Infiniti.  The radio is on.   My host punched in the Opera Channel and sang along as we cruised…


Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story (Part 10)

Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story by Bruce A. Kauffman c 2017  All rights reserved. For full story to date, visit: https://escondidograpevine.com/a-the-tale-of-the-toppled-hurler-a-peter-hartwell-story/. His last adventure saw Peter Hartwell tied up and locked in the back seat of the Fat Man’s Infiniti and about to roll into the Charles River.  Russell, the Fat Man’s compadre, shows up at last with a girl in tow….


Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story (Part 9)

Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story by Bruce A. Kauffman c 2017  All rights reserved. For full story to date, visit: https://escondidograpevine.com/a-the-tale-of-the-toppled-hurler-a-peter-hartwell-story/. Readers will recall that intrepid journalist Peter Hartwell was en route to a watery grave when Russell, the Fat Man’s partner, shows up, a girl in tow. The Fat Man, concerned about the presence of a witness, puts the brakes on…


Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story (Part 8)

Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story by Bruce A. Kauffman c 2017  All rights reserved. For full story to date, visit: https://escondidograpevine.com/a-the-tale-of-the-toppled-hurler-a-peter-hartwell-story/. Last we looked, intrepid journalist Peter Hartwell had been abducted at the Back Bay railroad station in Boston and brought to the Charles River, where he’s thrown into the back seat of a sleek late-model two-door Infiniti. A corpulent fellow jiggles…


Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story (Part 7)

Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story by Bruce A. Kauffman c 2016  All rights reserved. For full story to date, visit: https://escondidograpevine.com/a-the-tale-of-the-toppled-hurler-a-peter-hartwell-story/. Followers of reporter/editor Peter Hartwell have so far heard him relate how the Boston Red Sox lost a bid to be the World Champions of baseball for the first time in eighty-six years because their ace collapsed walking off the mound…


Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story (Part 6)

Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story by Bruce A. Kauffman c 2016  All rights reserved. For full story to date, visit: https://escondidograpevine.com/a-the-tale-of-the-toppled-hurler-a-peter-hartwell-story/. So far, the Boston Red Sox have lost a serious bid to be the World Champions of baseball for the first time in eighty-six years because their ace, on cruise control, keeping the New York Yankees scoreless through six innings; stronger,…


Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story (Part 5)

Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story by Bruce A. Kauffman c 2016  All rights reserved. For full story to date, visit: https://escondidograpevine.com/a-the-tale-of-the-toppled-hurler-a-peter-hartwell-story/. So far, Willie Gee, ace Red Sox pitcher, has collapsed on the mound after six brilliant innings against the New York Yankees in a playoff game. Without their star, the Sox go on to lose and their hopes for a World…


Tale of the Toppled Hurler: A Peter Hartwell Story (Part 2)

(This is Part 2 of a 13-part serialization of the Peter Hartwell saga. Follow new chapters of the story each weekend at The Grapevine…) “They killed my father, and now they’re coming after me.” – Marty Nolan, on the pain of being a Red Sox fan, in David Halberstam’s “The Teammates.” I walked into the drab green waiting area of the emergency room at Columbia-Presbyterian…