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Umpires (L-R) Angel Hernandez, Doug Eddings, Adrian Johnson and Dana DeMuth discuss a call and decide to go and use video replay to confirm the call on the field of a foul ball during the sixth inning of a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 22, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 4-1. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Baseball’s Replay Mess

As I’ve written before, I’m not in the replay camp. I’m just fine with umps blowing calls (after all, the players screw up and don’t get re-do’s), but I recognize that I’m in the minority.

06/14/2013

Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Golden State Warriors on December 29, 2012 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Jason Collins And The Big Out

It’s tempting to compare Jason Collins with Jackie Robinson; after all, the biopic about Robinson, “42”, is a hot movie ticket right now and both are pioneers.

04/29/2013

Tiger Woods of the United States prepares to hit a shot on the 11th hole during the final round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Harry How/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Golf’s Goof At The Masters

Take nothing away from Adam Scott. His playoff win over Angel Cabrera at the Masters was gripping drama and Australians are rightfully celebrating the first-ever Augusta win by one of their own.

04/15/2013

Head coach Mike Rice of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights directs his players in the first half against the DePaul Blue Demons at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2013 in New York City. ( Elsa/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Coaching, But Not Teaching

It’s been a bit amusing to watch the handwringing and indignation surrounding the Mike Rice story.

04/04/2013

Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two-run single against the St Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park on May 17, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Sitting Out The Fantasy Baseball Frenzy

It’s that time of year: workplaces and campuses everywhere are abuzz with the frenzy of the fantasy baseball draft. Fantasy-league managers are scouring various sources, looking for the hidden gems that will give them bragging rights all summer long.

03/27/2013

United States' Adam Jones (10) celebrates his run scored against Team Canada with teammate Jimmy Rollins (11) in the 8th inning during a World Baseball Classic game on March 10, 2013 in Phoeniz, Arizona. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

KCBS Sports Fans: A Classic In Name Only

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig’s bombast to the contrary, the World Baseball Classic is little more than a transparent attempt to add some hype to the normally-lazy days of spring training (and you’ll note, I refuse to use the capital letters–Spring Training–that baseball has adopted in yet another effort to aggrandize itself).

03/11/2013

San Francisco Giants infielder Angel Villalona fields a ball as spring training prospect Ricky Oropesa jogs in the background at Scottsdale Stadium, February 18, 2013. (Stan Bunger/KCBS)

KCBS Sports Fans: Subtle Charms Of Spring Training

There is still a way for real fans to have a meaningful (and reasonably priced) spring training experience. It’s simple: show up before the teams start playing exhibition games.

02/20/2013

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KCBS Sports Fans: Raiders Now Bargain Of The Century

Long ago, NFL Commissioner Bert Bell famously said, “on any given Sunday, any team in the NFL can beat any other team.” It’s worth noting that Bell died in 1959, long before the current edition of the Oakland Raiders took the field.

02/07/2013

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is surrounded by reporters during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the New Orleans Marriott, January 31, 2012. (CBS)

KCBS Sports Fans: Culliver Remarks Not Surprising

Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m having a hard time getting all worked up about what Chris Culliver said.

01/31/2013

San Francisco 49ers head coach, Jim Harbaugh, speaks with the media during a media availability session for Super Bowl XLVII at the New Orleans Marriot on January 28, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Jim Harbaugh, Comedy Star

Ever since he burst on the Bay Area’s collective radar as Stanford’s head coach, Jim Harbaugh has been a bit of a puzzle to many people.

01/29/2013

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