Madison Bumgarner’s pitching performance in last night’s Game Five of the World Series deserves the word epic, an epithet used all too often by tweens and Tweeters in 2014, but completely apropos in its traditional meaning here. Last night’s contest wasn’t … Continue reading
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) will hold his annual pheasant hunt this weekend among Republican bigwigs and aspirants. Faux conservative and 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie will attend, apparently, but not hunt. Scheduling conflict. Right. Squeamishness and apologies for conservative … Continue reading
The stage was set: two deserving teams from deserving cities, meeting at this most worthy park, denied of World Series glory for 29 years. If Tuesday’s game was any indication, it’ll be 30. Game One never really found the drama … Continue reading
Notre Dame, Notre Dame, you’ve done it to me again. The Irish, the last 25 years in marquee match-ups like Saturday’s instant classic with Florida State, have begun to look a little like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown. … Continue reading
Travis Ishikawa’s walk-off home run last night capped off one of the greatest two weeks of baseball games I have ever seen. The thunderous applause at AT&T Park, though, may have drowned out the sobs of Fox studio executives, left with … Continue reading
Fairytales begin “once upon a time,” mysteries begin with dark and stormy nights. And a ninth-inning rally begins with a lead-off walk. Classic.
See: last night. Case closed. … Continue reading
I’ve been waiting patiently the past two nights for baseball to return. Royals and Orioles players have been waiting four. This is simply unbaseball-like. Thanks, TV studio execs. Proof once again that baseball is not played on ballfields; it’s played … Continue reading
So let’s remember this one: October 8, 1956. Best pitched game in baseball history. … Continue reading
October. Baseball playoffs, college football. Cripes, could this weekend’s games have been any better? This is why I don’t get any work done in the month of October. Damn. I mean… awesome.