|USS Baldwin (series) episode|
|Original post date:||2003|
Life and Death... and Baseball.
- "Captain's Log, Stardate 53028.7: We have arrived on Earth for some crew rest after our last mission. I, for one, could use a little time to take a deep breath."
- "Captain's Log, Stardate 53050.8. Kasidy Sisko has decided to build the baseball field. Construction has progressed at a fairly decent pace."
- The Death of McCoy is meant to parallel the real-life death of DeForest Kelley, who passed away soon after the conclusion of Deep Space Nine.
- Star Trek Generations, particularly Kirk's burial at Veridian III, is mentioned. Unlike in the "Shatnerverse," he is left where he is, with McCoy buried next to him.
- The second part of the story is a Field of Dreams type story, with the idea of Kasidy Yates building a baseball.
- Patrick reveals that he would like to start a family. The building blocks of his family are laid out through the rest of USS Baldwin season 3.
- The hit batsmen with the bases loaded occurred at a Baseball game that USS Baldwin author Richie Kennedy attended.
- Home Full text of the story, on the author's website.