A GRIP ON SPORTS • Why is it when I heard the news yesterday the M’s had traded Dustin Ackley to the Yankees, I immediately thought of the “Sound of Music?” You know, that scene in the movie in which the kids sing so long, farewell, goodbye. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Cup your hand behind your ear. Can you hear that? It’s not loud, I know. But it’s out there, like the sound of leaves rustling in a slight summer breeze. It’s the sounds of football. Somewhere out of our vision, sure, but coming into view. You can just hear the faintest of rumblings. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s quite simple, really. If your cell phone contained evidence that exonerated you, you would keep it around, right? After all, even if you wanted to fight the good fight, to exert your rights to privacy, to tell your boss to shove it, you would know, intuitively, somewhere down the road you might need the backup. Right?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s going to get warm around here again, starting today. Great. It’s just in time for college football camps to begin. Which means it’s a great time to talk about college football. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It's funny, isn't it? There is no such thing as a jinx or curse or the like, and yet strange things happen. Take yesterday, for instance. This is the line we wrote: "... whenever Mike Zunino steps into the batter's box, despair." Read on.