I’m not a football fan. Never have been. Like boxing, I just saw too much brutality in it, and the more brutal it got, the more fans seemed to cheer.
However, I never understood the ultimate consequence of all that head-bashing until I saw the … Read More
Sometimes, in spite of all the practice, persistence and patience we still miss an opportunity. And sometimes that loss comes when we least expect it and from circumstances beyond our control.
This is the story of left-handed pitcher Brian Mazone who, after eight years in … Read More
This story first ran on June 1, 2009, but I’m bringing it back because of a personal post script.
At the time, steroid use in baseball was the hot topic, but my attention was drawn to another aspect of cheating.
Although I believe steroid use … Read More
With the continuing chaos coming out of Washington on an almost daily basis, we need re-acquaint ourselves with our better angels. This week, I offer three baseball stories.
This commentary is only 217 words, but it speaks volumes about civility and the simple human kindness … Read More
In Friday’s commentary (Right Message, Wrong Moment), I sided with Serena Williams’s point about a double standard that women are held more accountable for their bad behavior than men. I was wrong.
Near the end of this year’s women’s U.S. Open final, Williams … Read More
Last Saturday’s U.S. Open Women’s final should have been an incredible moment for Japan’s Naomi Osaka. It wasn’t, thanks to some excessive anger by a professional who should know better.
The 20-year old Osaka, soft-spoken and shy, was in tears after winning the match on … Read More
“I will never give up. I will keep fighting till the end.” – Jim Kelly, honoree of the Jimmy V Award at the annual ESPY Awards.
Near the end of his career, Sir Winston Churchill – the most quoted individual along with Lincoln – was … Read More