Olympics

Coronavirus cancellations and reactions in sports As COVID-19, a strain of the coronavirus, has spread around the globe in recent months, tournaments, games and other sporting events have been canceled, while others have been modified. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S.’s top infectious diseases expert, says the only way professional sports will happen this summer isContinue reading “Olympics”

Eagles coach praises ‘Lord and Savior’

Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson proclaimed his appreciation for his “Lord and savior Jesus Christ” after the Eagles’ Super Bowl LII win over the New England Patriots. The Eagles beat the Patriots 41-33 Sunday night. What did Pederson say? In a center-stage interview following the win, Pederson responded to a question about what it was likeContinue reading “Eagles coach praises ‘Lord and Savior’”

The Hustler’s Handbook

What is the difference between a promoter and a hustler?” Bill Veeck asks. “Well, let’s look at it this way. Neither one of them is an advertiser. An advertiser pays for his space. A promoter works out a quid pro quo . A hustler gets a free ride and makes it seem as if he’sContinue reading “The Hustler’s Handbook”

Silver Medal

Last night the Junior Orioles lost to the Ravens. As much as I love competition, I hate to lose. However, it’s comforting to know why. They played better than we did. Runner-Up A runner-up is a participant who finishes in second place in any of a variety of competitive endeavors, especially sporting events and beauty pageants; inContinue reading “Silver Medal”

Championships

Picture above is from our 2016 season. Congratulations Blaze! Notice the guy to my right is Tippy Martinez.  He along with catcher Rick Dempsey, and the starting pitcher Scott McGregor—were to have leading roles in the Orioles’ World Championship of ’83.  Read more. May-June is an exciting time of year for all the school championships. Continue reading “Championships”

Skipper

The BEST thing I heard after our disappointing 10-0 loss in the Championship game was from a complete stranger. A young boy was walking by immediately following my Gatorade shower and said,”That’s the happiest losing team I ever saw”! Every baseball player and coach wants to win, generally. That’s why you keep score. The biggestContinue reading “Skipper”

Sportsmanship

MVP Every game we handed out a trophy for the Most Valuable Player.  This idea came to me from watching my son’s Head Baseball Coach, Doug Bassett (Facebook).  My son left RPBL in 2014 and he and I got involved with the WM Warriors.  I was the Assistant Coach on the 8U-B travel team.  In 2015,Continue reading “Sportsmanship”

Heat of the Moment

Orioles shortstop Manny Machado and Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura were both ejected Tuesday night following a bench-clearing melee that was precipitated by Ventura throwing at Machado (read more). With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Orioles leading 5-1, Ventura’s first pitch to Machado — a 99 mph fastball — hitContinue reading “Heat of the Moment”

Every game is game seven.

Game seven is the final game of a best of seven series. This game can occur in the postseasons for Major League Baseball (League Championship Series and World Series), the National Basketball Association (all rounds of the NBA playoffs), and the National Hockey League (all rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs). Read more Last year,Continue reading “Every game is game seven.”

Victory and Defeat

Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat I will never forget this commercial growing up => ABC Wide World of Sports featuring Howard Cosell and Muhammad Ali. ABC’s Wide World of Sports is an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3,Continue reading “Victory and Defeat”

Hitter’s Mentality

Brewers topple Reds 12-2 @ St. Helena Park (300 Willow Spring Road Baltimore, MD 21222).  We remain undefeated, with 3 Wins and Zero (0) Losses.  Our current standings would have more games played if it weren’t for all the bad weather.  Unfortunately, we had over 5 weeks of rainouts and holidays so we have a lotContinue reading “Hitter’s Mentality”

Strikeouts

Why do players strikeout? Answer: By regulation, baseball bats may be no more than 2.75 inches in diameter at the thickest part and no more than 42 inches long.  A MLB baseball is only 3 inches in diameter. Thus, it is very, very difficult.  As a matter of fact, you can fail 7/10 times and beContinue reading “Strikeouts”