Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?” Slim Pickens as Taggart in Blazing Saddles, 1974 It’s been a while since I’ve put some random thoughts down on paper. Between holidays, birthdays and deaths in the Continue reading

SportsChump’s Long-Awaited Return… to Baseball

One of my best friend’s father passed away not long ago. When you get to be my age, you’ll find there’s a lot of that going around. His, like mine, was a baseball family. Ours from the northeast, his from Continue reading

Brewers-Nationals: When losing a wager pales in comparison to reality

I hit up Milhouse for my usual wagers of the day. Since I liked the Rays to beat the A’s and the Brewers to beat the Nationals in Major League Baseball’s two wild card play-off games, a two-team parlay was Continue reading

Is It Better to Have Lucked and Lost: The Inherent Difficulty in Measuring Y’ant To

Despite the healthy paycheck and inherent fringe benefits, presiding as general manager over a professional sports team can be a tremendously, risky endeavor. Just like Forrest Gump’s mother used to preach… life is like a box of chocolates. You never Continue reading

The Great Lakers Disconnect

Back in my corporate days, I used to play interleague softball for my company team.  This was just shy of 20 years ago.  It also happens to be the last time I played organized baseball or softball of any sort.  Continue reading

Old, rich white guys doing whatever the hell they want

Deep in the heart of Southeastern Florida, a seventy-something year old, white billionaire walks into an Asian massage parlor looking for some relief. In case you’re not familiar with what goes on inside these “massage” parlors, the word massage is Continue reading

New Tampa stadium talk a steaming pile of hooey

Now I know how Cleveland felt. Years ago, the man known as LeBron James made the biggest mistake of his career.  Personally, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal but history will remember it as such. LeBron Continue reading

Book Review: Baseball Cop by Eddie Dominguez

Have you ever signed a confidentiality agreement? I haven’t… but when my book supplier mentioned a new book was coming out and that I needed to sign over a confidentiality agreement for before agreeing to review it, I suddenly felt Continue reading

Racism alive and well in Texas school district: America not shocked

I once read a book called “Necessities.” To this day, it remains one of the best books on sports I’ve ever encountered. Originally published in 1989, the title of the book comes from former Dodger GM Al Campanis’ comments on Continue reading