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Hey The Sun Did Come Up This Morning

OK - it is a little dreary and you can't actually see the sun, but it's there. Life will indeed go on. Cleveland Indian fans experienced yet another disappointment last night as the New York Yankees completed their improbable comeback and ended the season for the Tribe. After building a 3-1 ...

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM BE…

Twenty four hours ago I was set to blog about Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona's decision to start Trevor Bauer on the hill against the New York Yankees in game one of the American League's Division series instead of ace Corey Kluber. I opted not to join the crowd of disbelievers ...

It’s Time

A toddler was struck by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium this afternoon. Television cameras refused to show the little girl, who was attended to after a ball off the bat of Todd Frazier apparently struck her in the mouth. One did not need to see the girl to know how serious this incident was. ...

SIXTEEN WINS AND WHAT DO YOU GET?

You can almost hear the soothing voice of Tennessee Ernie Ford singing, can't you? His message though was about coal miners working long hours with little hope of improving their station in life. "Another day older and deeper in debt" was the second line. I've changed the word tons to wins as ...

MLB Hits A Home Run

Major League Baseball decided that last weekend would be players weekend. Players were allowed to wear their own shoe designs as well as socks. They could put their nickname (subject to MLB censorship and yes a couple were turned down) on the back of their jerseys. It was a way to have fun ...

A Wild Cleveland Sports Week

All three major sports franchises in Cleveland were in the news this week. Whether it was for good or bad may well depend on your viewpoint. For better or worse, let's take a look. Starting with the least important sport (at least to me) the Cleveland Cavaliers made a trade this week. Kyrie ...

Has Kaepernick Been Blackballed?

The NFL season is about to get underway and one free agent quarterback is still waiting for a phone call. A couple of teams have seen their starting QB's suffer injuries, yet Colin Kaepernick's phone has yet to ring. Many people believe that he has been blackballed by the NFL for his actions ...

Beltre’s Ejection

By now you have probably seen one of the funniest moments in baseball history. The Texas Rangers third baseman. Adrian Beltre, was tossed out of a game in the 8th inning of a 22-10 Miami Marlins victory. Beltre was on deck, but not in the on deck circle when second base umpire Gerry Davis ...

WE HAD A TOTAL BLAST – ALMOST

My wife, son and I went up to Progressive Field last night to catch a game between the Indians and Toronto Blue Jays. The main attraction - other than watching a major league baseball game - was the Jason Kipnis bobble head promotion. Kip is a favorite of ours and we hadn't been to a game in ...

MAYBE SOONER THAN LATER

When baseball trades are made, most people think it cannot be judged for several years. Usually that is the case, but one deal made at the trading deadline last season is coming closer to clarification. The Cleveland Indians felt like they needed left handed bullpen help it they were going to ...

Will Billups Bite ?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have made an offer to former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups to become the President of basketball operations. He would replace David Griffin who was not retained as the General Manager. Billups has requested time to mull over the offer and ...

Making sense out of Monday’s Indians game

It was frustrating to watch. It didn't matter that I'm an Indians fan, always have been. Didn't matter that I was watching my team make a remarkable comeback. No, all I could think of was the state of baseball. Given a 9-2 lead against Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, Rangers ...

Did Erin Hills Pass the Test?

Well that depends on who was grading it! The USGA always tries to make its U.S. Open courses a stern test for the best golfers in the world. For the governing body, an even par score for four days would be considered a great effort. If that is the measuring stick, then Erin Hills failed to ...

Judging Aaron

As I watch highlights of New York Yankees young right fielder Aaron Judge, I think about who he reminds me of. At 6'7" tall, Frank "Hondo" Howard comes to mind. Howard was such a feared slugger in his day that he was intentionally walked one time with the bases loaded. Howard had some ...

Some Big Shoes To Fill

It was quite the struggle more than a decade ago. For a variety of reasons getting the Tiffin City Schools Board of Education to allow bowling to become a sport took a while. Eventually it became a reality and the sport has flourished. Now however, a new coach will be needed as David Jones, ...

Potty Penalty

There is no sport like golf when it comes to a litany of bizarre rules. There is also no organization like the NCAA when it comes to crazy regulations for its student athlete members. Put the two together and you get the following amusing, if not ridiculous story. At the NCAA's women's golf ...

How About Rewarding Loyalty

I made a trip to the local cable office this week. I have been a customer of Time Warner, now Spectrum, for a long time. I currently have a package where I bundle my cable, internet and phone. I went to the office because I was, quite frankly, miffed. Let me explain. When my monthly bill ...

A Scary and Frustrating Half Hour

It was shortly after 1:00 P.M. last Saturday. My wife wanted me to take our unused medications to the drop off site, but we also wanted to leave by 2:00 to visit relatives. Since one of the sites was the Tiffin Police Department, I hopped in my van and headed downtown. How long could this ...

A Missed Opportunity

When the Spring Sports Tab appeared in the A-T a few weeks back, I made a mental note to watch for the New Riegel/Tiffin Calvert baseball matchup. If both Calvert's Peyton Deats and NR's Michael Kirian toed the rubber, it promised to be a high school baseball classic. So yesterday was the ...

Time For Some Changes In Golf

I really love playing the game of golf. One of the neat things about golf is that golfers police themselves. There are no referees. You are expected to know the rules and abide by them. If you break a rule you are supposed to acknowledge it and accept the penalty. For many years the game ...