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reviewed Pujols: More Than The Game. July 21, 2011
Pujols: More Than The Game
This observation about the St. Louis Cardinals slugging first baseman Albert Pujols by Yahoo.com sports columnist Jeff Passan seems to capture the essence of the man. Many consider Pujols to be the finest …
reviewed The Making of a Championship Heart. May 03, 2011
The Making of a Championship Heart
You need not be a New York Yankees fan to appreciate Steve Yerrid's marvelous new book "The Making Of A Championship Heart". Mr. Yerrid is a lifelong Yankee fan who also enjoyed a close …
reviewed Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption .... April 24, 2011
Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption and Baseball's Longest Game
On a chilly Saturday evening in April 1981 1740 hearty souls gathered for a Triple-A baseball game in a run-down 1940's-era ballpark in the city of Pawtucket, RI. This night the game pitted the Rochester …
reviewed 2010 New England Patriots. January 11, 2011
2010 New England Patriots
This was supposed to be a rebuilding year. If you live in other parts of the country you might be surprised to learn that there are a dozen rookies on the New England Patriots roster as they prepare for …
reviewed Bill Belichick. December 07, 2010
Bill Belichick
If there was ever any doubt about who is the greatest National Football League coach of this era Patriots head coach Bill Belichick seems to have erased them once and for all.  His feisty young Pats …
reviewed Bodysurfing. July 25, 2010
I am not a big fan of salt water beaches.  The idea of spending 8 or 10 hours under the blazing hot sun with little or no refuge simply does not appeal to me all that much.  I find …
reviewed Blown Call Costs Pitcher Perfect Game. June 03, 2010
Blown Call Costs Pitcher Perfect Game
In a monumental miscarriage of justice Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was denied a perfect game on Wednesday when umpire Jim Joyce clearly blew a call at first base with two outs in the ninth …
The Real All Americans
During the last quarter of the nineteenth century the ongoing hostilities between the American government and Native Americans began to wind down.  By this time it had become abundantly clear that …
reviewed Muhammad Ali. January 07, 2010
Muhammed Ali
He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in Louisville, KY on January 17, 1942, a descendent of pre-Civil War slaves in the American South.  Cassius was introduced to the sport …
reviewed Major League Soccer. November 17, 2009
Major League Soccer
I have been hearing the same story for more than 40 years now.  Soccer is going to take America by storm.  You just wait and see.  Well, I have been waiting and waiting and still it …
reviewed Hiking. October 09, 2009
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Hiking trail marker
It seems that my wife and I never tire of taking hikes.  It is a great pastime and one of the few things we can do these days on the spur of the moment.  Just what's not to like …
reviewed Dynasty's End: Bill Russell and the 1.... October 03, 2009
For those of us who were lucky enough to be around New England in the 1960's the incredible championship run of the Boston Celtics was a wonder to behold.  Imagine winning 11 World Championships …
That First Season
At the conclusion of the 1958 NFL season the Green Bay Packers were a franchise in total disarray.  The team had finished 1-10-1 and had not had a winning season since 1947.   First year …
reviewed Baseball's Longest Game. July 07, 2009
Longest Game
It was Saturday, April 16, 1981.  During the week I had promised to take two kids from my neighborhood to the Pawtucket Red Sox baseball game scheduled for that night.   As I recall it …
reviewed Minor League Baseball. July 06, 2009
Minor League Baseball
I love minor league baseball.  Whenever my wife and I travel during the good old summertime we hope to make a minor league baseball game part of our itinerary.   For us there is nothing …
reviewed Polo. June 10, 2009
It has been called "the sport of kings".  Never in my wildest dreams growing up in a blue collar neighborhood in Cranston, RI  did I ever think that one day I would be attending …
reviewed NASCAR. June 09, 2009
Let me make it clear right from the outset--I am not trying to be a wise guy.   I understand that NASCAR has a huge following around this country.  I just never understood why.  Perhaps …
reviewed Manny Ramirez. May 11, 2009
Manny Ramirez
Since former Red Sox General Manager Dan Duquette made his deal with the devil by signing Manny Ramirez to an 8 year, $160 million contact back in 2000 Red Sox fans have seen it all.   …
reviewed Boston Red Sox. April 24, 2009
Red Sox 1
The are one of the marquee franchises in all of professional sports.  At this writing they have sold out a record 550 consecutive games!   Meanwhile,  they have won …
reviewed 27 Men Out: Baseball's Perfect Games. December 21, 2008
27 Men Out Baseball's Perfect Games
Ordinarily I am not a big fan of sports books.  But every now and again I will come across a book that piques my curiosity.  Such was the case with Michael Coffey's "27 Men Out: Baseball's …
reviewed Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight.... December 12, 2008
Carlisle vs. Army
They are names that are familiar to just about anyone who has studied American history or who considers him or herself a sports fan. Just about everyone in America has heard the names Pop Warner and Dwight …
reviewed Perfect, Once Removed: When Baseball .... December 07, 2008
If you are a guy or gal who was born before 1950 and enjoy the game of baseball then Phillip Hoose's "Perfect, Once Removed:  When Baseball Was All the World to Me " should be right …
reviewed rotoworld.com. December 05, 2008
you are a fan of one or all of the major league sports than a daily dose of rotoworld.com is an absolute must!  This site provides up to the minute information on injuries and transactions for all …
reviewed Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robi.... December 01, 2008
Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season (Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction Series)
By the time the middle of the 1940's rolled around Branch Rickey, President of the Brooklyn Dodgers, was already widely acknowledged as one of the smartest, most innovative executives in all of baseball.  …
reviewed Negro League Baseball: The Rise and R.... November 30, 2008
Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution
While most knowledgeable baseball fans have a passing acquaintance with Negro League Baseball, precious little ink has been devoted to the institution itself.  Author Neil Lanctot has corrected this …
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