Absent from the endless discussions about how to improve baseball’s All-Star game was the one that would solve all the problems immediately. End it.
The perjury trial of Roger Clemens, if nothing else, should serve as a cautionary tale. While lawmakers might not mind deceiving each other — let alone the rest of us — about a wide range of issues, they’re in no hurry to extend that privilege to anyone else.
Jorge Posada’s days as a Yankee are numbered. The moment he told his manager he’d rather sit down than hit from the No. 9 hole sealed it. The real shame is that he’s likely just the first in a long line headed out the door in New York.
Most pro athletes would just as soon try to catch a puck with their teeth as speak out about a societal issue that risks forcing fans to really choose sides. There have been exceptions, of course, most notably Muhammad Ali. Now we have Sean Avery.
Bud Selig prides himself on being a student of history. In two judgments last week, though, baseball’s long-serving steward reminded us he can be a fan of selective memory, too, so long as it suits his purpose.
When the just-arrived star of your suddenly struggling team says the solution is “to relax and just have fun,” you know you’re skunked. Nine times out of 10, it means he doesn’t have a clue.
The NFL is so popular that five million tuned in for at least a few moments last week to watch young men in spandex lift weights at the league’s annual scouting combine. But what if there’s nothing to watch next season? What will you do?
Former NBA star Allen Iverson arrived in Istanbul on Monday to begin a stint with Turkish club Besiktas, promising to give fans “something they haven’t seen before.”