Look away; baseball is hideous

In columns from years gone by, I have opined on the search for the game I grew up loving. Baseball. In the nearly fifty years I’ve been an ardent fan of the game I have watched it change to the point of being nearly unwatchable. Yes, I know being a Pirate fan doesn’t help my (more…)

Plus size portal w/ a side of Matsuyama

Baylor won the National Championship last Monday night by thumping previously unbeaten Gonzaga.  Gonzaga had two transfers—Andrew Cook and Andrew Nembhard—in their main rotation.  Baylor had four transfers—Mario Teague, Dayvian Mitchell, Adam Flagler, and Jonathan Tchatchoua—in their main rotation. Welcome to college basketball 2021. The transfer portal is overflowing, and college basketball coaches must discover (more…)

Four Final Thoughts from College Hoops

As we close out the Final Four tonight, here are my four final thoughts from the mad, mad world of college basketball. 4 North Carolina is looking for a new basketball coach for the first time in 19 years.  The coach the Tar Heels will be replacing is a legend in the coaching ranks. There (more…)

My Two Cents: Pirates and 2021 MLB Preview

Tis the season when I start getting asked, “Just how bad will the Pirates be this year?” I offer this as visual evidence of my response. You never wanna strike out and get hit in the penis at the same time. Bad look. pic.twitter.com/fD5aJbEr8T — Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) March 13, 2021 The Pirates did make (more…)

Sweet to Elite

The gap appears to be closing in college basketball.  Duke, Louisville, and Kentucky didn’t make the tournament. Kansas got blown right out of the gym by a six seed in the second round. North Carolina didn’t even get out of the first round. Guys have already announced their intentions to transfer from both Duke and (more…)

Two Cents worth of March Madness

March. Madness. It has already been fun, and we have only climbed to the top of the first hill on this wild ride. Of course we couldn’t quite escape some COVID-19 issues, as Duke, Kansas, and Virginia had to be sent home during their conference tournaments. Hopefully all of the fail safes that were put (more…)

One year later the Madness returns

We have almost come full circle. It was a year ago this week that COVID-19 started to envelope our lives like a dense fog.  We heard the whispers.  We sensed it could be bad.  We tried to look the other way.  I was still projecting teams to the NCAA Tournament. Most of the conferences that (more…)