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I AM CONFUSED: WHY THROW THE BALL BACK?

April 08, 2009 |

Somebody help me.  When or why did it become fashionable to throw back home run balls?  The other night I watched the Phillies and the Braves, and Brett Myers did his best impersonation of Tom “Napalm” Niedenfuer.  After every shot the Braves hit out of the park, those dopes in the stands threw the ball [...]

TWENTY FIVE YEARS LATER, DON’T LET HISTORY REPEAT

March 29, 2009 |

Twenty five years ago today, the Colts departed Baltimore in the dead of a snowy night and broke everyone in Charm City’s heart.  I remember it well; I was 16 years old and mad as hell when I woke up to find my beloved Colts going to a cow town.   It took a long time [...]

GILLISPIE SHOULD TEACH TERPS FANS A LESSON

March 27, 2009 |

Terps basketball fans should take a lesson from the University of Kentucky; the grass is not always greener on the other side.    Kentucky couldn’t wait to run Tubby Smith out of town.  After all, he only won a National Championship and took the team to the tournament every year–not good enough for the sons [...]

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

March 19, 2009 |

ESPN around Christmas time always plugs its college football bowl coverage with the tag line “the most wonderful time of the year.”  Wrong!   The best time of the year is today through Sunday because there is nothing better than March Madness.  As I write this, American is taking Villanova to the woodshed.  My perfect [...]

NETHERLANDS PROVIDES WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC WITH SIGNATURE MOMENT

March 11, 2009 |

Last night’s improbable 2-1 win by the Netherlands over the Dominican Republic in a dramatic 11 inning game gave the World Baseball Classic what it needed–a signature moment.  A team filled with has beens and never have beens beat the star studded Dominican Republic twice in three days.  That’s proof once again that sport is [...]