Much as beauty is in the eye of the beholder so apparently is the value of finishing baseballâ€™s interminably arduous regular season with the most wins, thereby ending atop your division in what was -- once upon a time -- loftily proclaimed the... Read more
Several things to thrash over while waiting for Boss Belichick to admit he may have over-reached when he opted for a radical, instant, make-over of his veteran Patriot team when a more subtle transition might have been both more efficient and politic... Read more
Forever and a day, which seems to have been as long as baseball has handed out its annual merit badges, the voting has been done at the end of the regular season with all votes being cast before the post-season begins. The suspicion holds that... Read more
And so we reach Labor Day, comrades, whereupon the rallying cry of the stretch run on to the post- season is sounded. You may dimly recall when this season was being heralded as wildly promising and shaping up, as late as the All-Star break, as a... Read more
Maybe in the end, when everything about this blistering baseball season has been said and done, the most noteworthy utterance â€“ be it with a bat, ball, or pen â€“ will have come from a committee of legal graybeards in a California courtroom. The 11... Read more
Here are five thoughts looking for a place to land.
So, Billy Sullivan and Jim Nance have been selected for the Patriotsâ€™ own cozy Hall of Fame. Leading only to the question, how in the name of common sense could it have taken so long... Read more
The sporting mob is mercurial. Its many moods range from the stark to the inalienable. There is little room for appeasement. â€œWhat have you done for us lately,â€ is the governing mindset. Given half of a flimsy excuse theyâ€™ll turn on anyone.... Read more
Here are some stray bits and idle musings to consider while we slog our way through the Dog Days of August en route to a much ballyhooed titanic finish to the baseball season.
â€¢ You can bet the ranch that if the Red Sox finish first... Read more
On the one hand, we have fresh evidence that there is no restraining the sleazy lawyers out there who roam the dark edges of the Republic and have the ethics of a goat and the conscience of a lamp post.
On the other, the fundamental axiom that... Read more
Arguably the sweetest day of the baseball season if not the most mellow on the entire sporting calendar is the lyric moment every last weekend in July up in bucolic Cooperstown when glasses are raised on high in tribute to the gameâ€™s latest class of... Read more