Baseball’s Greed Could Lead to Good

Baseball is locked in another of its public relations nightmare battles of greed. As I put it a couple of weeks ago, Billionaires vs Millionaires. It isn’t quite as catchy as Capulets vs Montagues or Hatfields vs McCoys, but it will do. But will it do in the sport of baseball? Over at ESPN, esteemed (more…)

Let’s hope we are ready for the what-ifs

“If ifs and buts were candy and nuts what a happy place this would be.” Dandy Don Meredith used this quote from time to time on Monday Night Football. It seems fitting today as the NHL, NBA, MLB, NFL, and NCAA are all in the process of making the bold move to bring their respective (more…)

A Brouhaha Baseball Doesn’t Need

I was never blessed with enough athletic ability to go pro. I won a free throw contest and got a certificate. I made all stars in Little League and Babe Ruth baseball and got trophies. I’ve shot some rounds in the 70’s in golf, which was good for a pat on the back from my (more…)

Rants, Rants, Rants

Masks, testing, not enough testing, contact tracing, closures, cancellations, governors, task forces, plan A, plan B, plan C. The Covid-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down, has our heads spinning, and is driving some flat crazy. It’s enough to make someone go on a long rant. Over the last few weeks I have. I’ve (more…)

To baseball, or not to baseball, that is the question

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused March Madness to be canceled. The NBA and NHL have been put on hold. In golf, The Masters and PGA Championship have been postponed and rescheduled while the US Open and British Open have been canceled. Tennis’ most famous major, Wimbledon, has been canceled. The Indianapolis 500 and Kentucky Derby (more…)

Let’s be reasonable

It was always going to happen. As the pandemic surges onward, adding week after week to the quarantine, social distancing, shutdown, lockdown, shelter in place, and whatever other horrific names we now have for stay home, logical thinking is becoming harder to find. People are nervous and worried, to say the least, so it’s understandable. (more…)

Two games that crushed my sports fanatic soul

Apparently it’s not enough that the virus has us all feeling a bit down these days, so the sports networks decided to pile on this past week by rebroadcasting the 2006 Rose Bowl between USC and Texas and game 7 of the 1992 National League championship series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves. As (more…)

Take me out to the ballgame…PLEASE!

Last Thursday marked what would have been opening day for Major League Baseball 2020. Obviously, baseball season is on hold just like every other thing in our lives right now. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, baseball was my first love and it fills those warm summer days with the smell of (more…)