My favorite Peanuts character was, and has always been, Linus. Sure, Snoopy was the coolest, Schroeder landed the ladies (even though he was more interested in Beethoven), and Charlie Brown, well, he was nobody’s favorite character. That’s the whole gist Continue reading Chumpservations, Vol. 41: Asterisks and capital punishment
There I stood in the batter’s box, a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed 15 years old, pants a little too baggy but with a keen eye for the baseball and ready to strike. The pitcher stood on the mound some 60 feet Continue reading Look there goes another Major League scandal. Yawn!
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 Tropicana Field, Part Do? Tampa Bay’s Tug-Of-War continues
I had a conversation with Uncle of SportsChump over the phone the other day. For those of you who don’t know, Uncle of SportsChump is one of our nation’s, last remaining baseball fans. Having eaten, breathed and slept baseball all Continue reading Why football needs to use its head before it’s too late
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 No soup for you: New York Met banned from baseball for life
“What the hell am I doing here? I don’t belong here.” Radiohead, Creep This week, Alex Rodriguez knocked in his 1992nd RBI. That tied him with Babe Ruth for fourth most all-time. Not long ago he passed Willie Mays for Continue reading A-Rod and the passing of yet another meaningless milestone
I am here to provide closure for baseball fans once and for all. You can thank me later. Today, I am going to grant myself one wish and one wish only. Of course, if I actually stumbled onto a genie’s Continue reading Let ‘em in, let ‘em all in: SportsChump plays Commissioner for a day
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 The world of sports gets a jolt. Three actually.
Last week, we bid the first, long-awaited adieu to Bud Selig, a man who will mistakenly go down as one of the better commissioners baseball has ever seen. Rob Manfred will soon take his place. Manfred has worked for Major Continue reading Pete Rose Hall of Fame chatter reemerges with election of new baseball commissioner
There’s a scene in one of Bill Murray’s earlier movies, Meatballs, where Murray, a camp counselor, is coaching his kids the night before their competition against the heavily favored Camp Mohawk. Murray tells his kids that whether they win or Continue reading Why Alex Rodriguez’ suspension just doesn’t matter