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

Bloggers getting old: A J-Dub-SportsChump “Turning 50” Collaboration

Dubs: It’s often said that baseball imitates life.  In this case, there’s an odd bit of truth to that because life, like baseball, is all about milestones. In baseball, it’s all about 3,000 hits, 500 home runs, or 300 wins. Continue reading

Tales of Depression and Sorrow: The Tampa Bay Rays

Some years ago, my interwebtacular partner in crime asked me to contribute to his series entitled Tales of Depression and Sorrow.  In said pieces, J-Dub of Dubsism fame asks fans of a particular franchise to share in the misery of Continue reading

Tropicana Field, Part Do? Tampa Bay’s Tug-Of-War continues

My mother and I moved to Tampa when I was 12 years old.  It was a lot like when Daniel LaRusso and his mom moved from New Jersey to Reseda except I didn’t have a magical karate coach and I Continue reading

SportsChump presents a contest… about hate

“If you have hate in your heart, let it out.” –          Dave Chappelle as Clayton Bigsby, Chappelle’s Show, 2003 Let’s talk about hate for a second. Oh?  You don’t want to because you’re all about the love?  Well, think again Continue reading