KCBS Sports Fans
Anywhere else on Earth, the chance to host a world-class event like the America’s Cup would have the civic leaders abuzz.
Giants fans, it’s pretty bad right now. That sweep at the hands of the Cubs–all one-run losses, all marked by painful moments of failure–is the low point of 2013. For now.
The A’s have gone from plucky to scary and lead the AL West again (with the league’s second-best record). The Giants? Well, they’re summoning up memories of the Bad Old Days.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been a bit amusing to watch the handwringing and indignation surrounding the Mike Rice story.
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.
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).
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.