Responding to a recent post on the “soft” character of modern baseball, some have spoken out, pro and con, with reasons why the term “playing hard” is a subject for debate.
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The shootings in Orlando are tragic, and horrifying; because the proof is it can happen to you. And the greater fear going forward must be…how will you defend yourself?
We were told that the rematch between Golden State and the Cleveland Cavaliers would be something epic to remember. From what we’ve seen…who can forget soon enough?
If you’re an optimistic Reds fan because they have the have the #2 pick in this week’s MLB draft, “curb your enthusiasm”. Their recent record in that mirrors their current record on the field. Coincidence?
If you’re horrified over the punch that Rangers shortstop Rougned Odor landed on Jose Bautista, answer me why. And then think about what you expect…and why?
We all claim to be “Buckeyes” comes football season, when we wear the red and gray. But would you be so saavy as to recognize a “real” Buckeye months before kickoff…and all those necklaces?
It doesn’t seem that long since New Year’s and the Buckeyes winning the Fiesta Bowl, and in reality it has been, because there’s been very little memorable since then with which to gauge…except in one particular case.
It’s hard to honor one’s mother without at least some consideration for what so many of them have missed…from being a product of their own time.
It’s taken nearly 50 games, but finally…Friday’s win over Iowa defined the object of a program for the present, and a future befitting what it means to be a Buckeye.
A month into the season and the Reds are what they are, but for the sake of relevance to their fans, the Reds had better make some considerations…and soon!
The one pre-season worry for Greg Beals and the Buckeyes turns out now not to be the unknown which they feared. It’s now an old nemesis they know quite well.
If we’re so enduring about doing what’s best for kids, communities, their character, our character, and the culture, I have to believe that what you “hear” can hurt you. At the very least…embarrass!
One of these days, maybe Stephen A. and others offended by almost everything will let us know when it’s OK to speak truthfully and when it isn’t. But until then, coaches owe it to every prospect they coach…to have their assessments, and their word, trusted by those who hold the reins in the National Football League.
Jackie Robinson broke the color line in baseball, indeed, but will we ever reach that point where can we appreciate him, and others, for something more than social pioneers?
60 points on your last day on the job is impressive, and 20 years with the same team is unheard of. But I’d think a lot differently about Kobe’s last game as a Laker if there hadn’t been so many other days in between.
If you want to be at the big game you’re going have to pay for it. But, what’s it worth to you, and more importantly, why?
What do you do when you’re on the road for baseball…and there is no baseball? You become a tourist.
Most say that signing RG III as a renovation project for starting quarterback is a reach. But don’t worry, Browns fans, the team that’s had 24 quarterbacks in 17 seasons, that hasn’t won since 2007, and went 3-13 last year, has finally figured it all out.
The weather of the past three weeks would portend a change in season and the way we think about spring sports like baseball and softball. But change comes hard when the prevailing opinion is that moving the season is simply too much trouble to benefit too few.
When we raise a statue, we say to future generations, “Here are the best of our values, embodied.” To Hoosiers, I guess that means Peyton Manning.