Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 21

Swing and a Miss – January 21, 2013

This is the inaugural “Swing and a Miss” column, which will consist of a few blurbs about sports issues that are on my mind.  Although I intended to begin writing this column when I started the blog, the realities of life intruded.  So, without further ado, here is what is on my mind today. The NFL […]

January 19

The Future of Major League Baseball With Expanded Replay

It’s 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2015.  It’s a hot and humid sunny afternoon at the Stadium as the Yankees play host to the Houston Astros.  It’s the bottom of the third inning in a scoreless game, and Jordan Lyles just walked the number eight hitter, Austin Romine, with one out to put a […]

January 13

The Pittsburgh Steelers: Paragons of Virtue (Unless You Are an Important Player)

By immediately releasing Chris Rainey after he was arrested for allegedly slapping his girlfriend, the Pittsburgh Steelers sent a clear message to the rest of the league and the fans:  domestic violence and criminal conduct will not be tolerated . . . unless you are an important member of the team. Chris Rainey, the former four-star […]

January 09

Debunking the Justifications for Electing Steroid Users to the MLB Hall of Fame

At 2:00 p.m. today, the results of this year’s Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame election will be announced, and somewhere Frank Robinson is nervously awaiting the outcome.  Robinson, who was elected to the Hall of Fame over thirty years ago, has never been bashful about expressing his disdain for players who used steroids […]