Forever and a day, which seems to have been as long as baseball has handed out its annual merit badges, the voting has been done at the end of the regular season with all votes being cast before the post-season begins. The suspicion holds that... Read more
And so we reach Labor Day, comrades, whereupon the rallying cry of the stretch run on to the post- season is sounded. You may dimly recall when this season was being heralded as wildly promising and shaping up, as late as the All-Star break, as a... Read more
Maybe in the end, when everything about this blistering baseball season has been said and done, the most noteworthy utterance â€“ be it with a bat, ball, or pen â€“ will have come from a committee of legal graybeards in a California courtroom. The 11... Read more
Here are five thoughts looking for a place to land.
So, Billy Sullivan and Jim Nance have been selected for the Patriotsâ€™ own cozy Hall of Fame. Leading only to the question, how in the name of common sense could it have taken so long... Read more
The sporting mob is mercurial. Its many moods range from the stark to the inalienable. There is little room for appeasement. â€œWhat have you done for us lately,â€ is the governing mindset. Given half of a flimsy excuse theyâ€™ll turn on anyone.... Read more
Here are some stray bits and idle musings to consider while we slog our way through the Dog Days of August en route to a much ballyhooed titanic finish to the baseball season.
â€¢ You can bet the ranch that if the Red Sox finish first... Read more
On the one hand, we have fresh evidence that there is no restraining the sleazy lawyers out there who roam the dark edges of the Republic and have the ethics of a goat and the conscience of a lamp post.
On the other, the fundamental axiom that... Read more
Arguably the sweetest day of the baseball season if not the most mellow on the entire sporting calendar is the lyric moment every last weekend in July up in bucolic Cooperstown when glasses are raised on high in tribute to the gameâ€™s latest class of... Read more
In the dawning of the Age of Obama the sports pages brimmed proudly with mossy tales of the role sport played in paving the way. Ancient Don Newcombe, who arrived with the Dodgers in 1949, tearfully recalled a conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King... Read more
The first half of the season is in the books. Yet at the All-Star break â€“that mythical dividing line between the mere preparations and the real dealâ€“ it was hard to know whether itâ€™s a genuine epic that we have brewing toward a boil or the... Read more