Book Review: Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids Confession That Changed Baseball Forever by Dan Good

The best book I’ve read about baseball’s steroid era was Jose Canseco’s “Vindicated,” his follow up to the ground-breaking, tell-all tale “Juiced.”  After all, who better to write a book about steroids than the man most associated with them? The Continue reading

NIL, the Transfer Portal and why the two-time national champion at two different schools isn’t as far away as you might think

College football season hasn’t kicked off yet and we’re already seeing things we’ve never seen.  Kids cashing checks for nine figures has set a new precedent all the while ruffling the feathers of the old school college football fan.  Meanwhile, Continue reading

Name, Image, Likeness: No More Free Parking

I tend bar in an Irish pub in Ybor City.  For those of you unfamiliar with the area, Ybor is a relatively urban part of Tampa, deeply entrenched in rich Italian, Cuban and Spanish cultural heritage.  Brick streets, century old Continue reading

A Tale of Two Owners, Part Two: Shaq Now

A gentleman walked into the bar the other day which is always my favorite way to start a blogpost. He works for the Tampa Bay Lightning as some sort of engineer who ensures the ice in the Amalie Arena meets Continue reading