The Phillies and Pirates aren’t just on opposite ends of the state

June 10, 2024 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents Pittsburgh Sports

Living in Central Pennsylvania allows me to see a fairly even split of Phillies and Pirates paraphernalia. Phillies fans are gloating right now, while Pirates fans are worried it is more of the same in Pittsburgh.

I noticed a great debate…

This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton - June 8, 2024

June 8, 2024 Column Ernie Saxton Racing

The Shapiro Administration is breaking new ground in the motorsports industry, serving as the race entitlement sponsor for the annual NASCAR Cup Series event at Pocono Raceway set for

Great intentions still can’t change history

June 2, 2024 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents

Even when baseball tries to do the right thing, they do the wrong thing.

Last week baseball announced that its statistical archives would now include Negro League players.

On the surface that is great news. Certainly, it is great news…

This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton - June 1, 2024

June 1, 2024 Column Ernie Saxton Racing

SiriusXM has announced a new, exclusive podcast agreement with Dirty Mo Media, the multimedia content platform of NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. The deal brings both exclusive advertising and…

Another plea to Cooperstown for The Cobra

May 26, 2024 Column Tim's Two Cents Pittsburgh Sports

I haven’t done this for quite some time.

Watching the pregame ceremony on Saturday in Pittsburgh honoring the 45th anniversary of the Pirates last World Series championship team stirred some emotions.

It is hard to see your heroes…

This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton - May 25, 2024

May 25, 2024 Column Ernie Saxton Racing

Pocono Raceway has earned the esteemed title of “Best NASCAR Track” in the recently released 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards by USA TODAY.

The “Tricky Triangle” was nominated by an expert panel at USA TODAY in the “Best…

You make the call; it couldn’t be any worse

May 20, 2024 Column Tim's Two Cents

When did adjudication become so difficult.

NHL officials have been swallowing their whistles late in games for decades. NFL officials have been clueless on pass interference and roughing the passer calls for quite some time. NBA officials have…

This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton - May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024 Column Ernie Saxton Racing

How many readers will be heading to Dover for this great opportunity?

Baseball at the quarter pole

May 12, 2024 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents Pittsburgh Sports

Major League Baseball is one fourth of the way home. It is the longest regular season in all of sports, so a lot will still play out over the summer months before the playoffs. Since baseball expanded the playoffs, the 162 game regular season doesn’t…

This, That and the Next Thing by Ernie Saxton - May 11, 2024

May 11, 2024 Column Ernie Saxton Racing

A very special person had a major milestone birthday on May 11. Carl S Berghman, known to many as Bugs Stevens, turned 90. Stevens is a three-time NASCAR National Modified Champion. Drop the champ a card…