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…

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…

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…

The more things change, the more the Pirates stay the same

May 6, 2024 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents Pittsburgh Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates stink.

Oh sure, they claimed two hard fought victories over the weekend from the powerhouse 7-win Rockies and one from the minor league Angels last night, but make no mistake, the Pirates stink.

Think about what…

You just got Khaned

April 29, 2024 Column Tim's Two Cents

Last week I took a swing at predicting the Steelers draft.

It isn’t easy to predict anything with the draft. For instance, nobody predicted six quarterbacks going in the top 12 picks. Certainly nobody this side of Arthur Blank’s bookie thought…

Picking winners isn’t always easy

April 21, 2024 Column Tim's Two Cents

Two nights from now NFL teams will use the information they culled via scouting reports, game films, pro day workouts, interviews, and Combine data points ranging from 40 meter dash times to psych evals to select the next members of their football…

The ever changing world of baseball

April 14, 2024 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents Golf

Everyone from David Bowie to Taylor Swift has written about changes.

Baseball certainly has changed from when I started watching it in the 1970’s. Today’s game barely resembles the one I grew up with, proving not every change is for the better…

Madness leads to Masters

April 8, 2024 College Column Tim's Two Cents Golf

March Madness always provides those crazy moments we all love. Highly seeded teams often get derailed by a low seed, an upstart, a Cinderella. That’s what makes this event so entertaining. It is unpredictable to a fault.

Some years the best…

2024 Pittsburgh Pirates/MLB Preview

March 31, 2024 Baseball College Sports Column Tim's Two Cents

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 5-0 on the season, so this technically shouldn’t be considered a preview. But society and baseball can’t box me in. I am still calling this a season preview. Starting the season in March is nonsense anyway. However…

Sweet then Elite

March 25, 2024 Column Tim's Two Cents

It certainly was a crazy first four days of the NCAA Tournament.

We had an overtime buzzer beater. We had a double overtime war of attrition. We had a furious comeback late Sunday night to send a number one seed to overtime. But Cinderella…