When Brian Dozier watches highlights of Shohei Ohtani, the Angels rookie who pitched six solid innings last Sunday to beat the Athletics, then homered as Los Angeles’ DH on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, he is reminded of … Drew Butera? Wait, better let him tell it. … [Read more...] about Twins marvel, root for Shohei Ohtani, the Angels rookie designated hitter/pitcher
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They tore down the bleachers at Wrigley Field this week.I've been looking at photographs of the destruction process, and it gave me a bit of a pang. I was sitting out there on June 23, 1984, during what came to be known as "the Sandberg game," in which the Cubs' hall-of-famer hit … [Read more...] about Reflections on The Wrigley Field Wrecking Ball
Hitting a baseball may or may not be hardest thing to do in sports. But hitting a baseball hard enough and far enough to clear the outfield wall, and doing it at least 500 times in a career, is certainly one of the most celebrated.The best of the best sluggers were once automatic … [Read more...] about Does Barry Bonds Belong In the Baseball Hall Of Fame?
Sure, this NFL season is barely 2 weeks old, but the Arizona Cardinals are one of the league's biggest surprises so far, sitting atop their division with a 2-0 record after upsetting the big, bad New England Patriots over the weekend.Didn't this team know it was supposed to, … [Read more...] about Lead Like Larry Fitzgerald
He doesn't look like a winner. Hell, who among us does? We're scuffed and crumpled, coffee-starved, battered from yesterday's fights.Same with Jonny Gomes. On the impeccable greens of our nation's ball fields, his baggy jersey and lumpy physique seem out of place. His numbers … [Read more...] about Jonny Gomes: The Unnatural