Eric Cernak, LeBrode and how fans become fans

My favorite player growing up was Carl Yastrzemski. Hailing from New York City but having spent formative years in Providence, Rhode Island, the Boston Red Sox became my favorite team.  This was the late 1970s.  Of all the Sox I Continue reading Eric Cernak, LeBrode and how fans become fans

Sights and Sounds from a Record-Setting ALDS Game One

Baseball’s been around since the mid-1800s so it’s rare that you get to see a feat that’s never been done before.  It’s even more rare when you get to see that happen in person. The Boston Red Sox had just Continue reading Sights and Sounds from a Record-Setting ALDS Game One

Look there goes another Major League scandal. Yawn!

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!

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 Tales of Depression and Sorrow: The Tampa Bay Rays

Talkin’ Yawkey and the Race to Erase Racism

There’s a conservative joke that goes as follows.  What do you have when you have two liberals talking about sports?  Two too many liberals. Okay, so there’s no such joke but there probably should be. As you all know, SportsChump Continue reading Talkin’ Yawkey and the Race to Erase Racism

Curses!

I walked out of my Tufts University dorm room that next morning wearing nothing but grey.  I swear it looked like everyone was wearing grey that day.  Even the sky was grey, no sun shone through the dark and dismal Continue reading Curses!

SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part V: Classic Rock with Heart, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett – A Concert… for the ages

David Ortiz is 40 years old.  This will be his final season in the major leagues. In his fourteen years in Boston, he accomplished what no other Red Sox player in the modern era has.  He was the driving force Continue reading SportsChump Summer Concert Series, Part V: Classic Rock with Heart, Cheap Trick and Joan Jett – A Concert… for the ages

Delving into my love/hate relationship with the New York Mets

A strange thing happened on the way to growing up.  And it happened on October 25, 1986. It may not have been my first real heartbreak but it sure as hell stung like it. But we have to go farther Continue reading Delving into my love/hate relationship with the New York Mets