Baseball, boredom, bat flips and bickering

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose –          Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, French critic, journalist, novelist It looks like the old school and new school are at it again.  It was only a week ago that Oscar Robertson implied Steph Continue reading

No soup for you: New York Met banned from baseball for life

I’ve never been banned from anything. Don’t get me wrong.  I was once escorted out of a Las Vegas nightclub long before Johnny Manziel made it fashionable but that’s a story for another time. I bring this up is because Continue reading

What if?

What if Ronda Rousey fought Floyd Mayweather… and won? What if a member already in Baseball’s Hall of Fame admitted to using steroids regularly to get an edge? What if Joe Maddon wins a World Series with the Cubs? What Continue reading

Your job should you choose to accept it: Rename Hooker Rehab and win fabulous prizes

Two years ago, Warren Sapp was one of the happiest men on the face of the earth.  He had just been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame after a lifetime of hard-nosed football.  He served as a well-respected member Continue reading

The world of sports gets a jolt. Three actually.

What an uppity week it’s been for sports.  With all the stimulants being passed around, it’s amazing anyone can catch a bit of sleep. From Poland to Las Vegas to Cooperstown, athletes have made headlines for dipping into the supply Continue reading

A week’s worth of sports squabbles: Super Bowl Edition

Not every athlete is as lovey-dovey as LeBron James and Kevin Durant.  Man hugs all around.  The mutual respect these two have for each other borders on nauseating. 

Houston Rockets to retire Yao Ming’s jersey but is he worthy?

I think, as sports fans, we’re getting a little soft. There was a time when receiving entry into the Hall of Fame or having your jersey retired meant you were among the greatest of all-time, that your contributions to the Continue reading