18 December 2008
I’ve written a number of times in passing about the so-called “greatest game ever played” (Sports Illustrated actually called it the best game, but popular nomenclature has won out) and I’ve also written about the nature of...
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16 December 2008
When a game starts to go long, it’s usually the result of it being a down to the wire, edge of the seat battle. We all know what happens then, the commentator will pipe up that if...
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Here’s a pretty good article from ESPN writer Jeffri Chadiha about the whole Plaxico Burress shots himself in the leg debacle. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?id=3755355
Athletes doing stupid things, whether it is hurting themselves needlessly, engaging in illegal activity, or some combination, is nothing new. But the ways in which they occur keep getting more and more out there. ...Read More »
Don’t discount slot car racing. I did, I thought it was some simple little game where you held a button and watched a car go in a circle. I never really got into slot car racing, having missed the boom of the hobby and spending most of my racing time digitally. But after looking into...Read More »
The long strange journey of the Athletics before they came to Oakland saw one failed team turn into another. A thirteen year experiment beginning in 1955 brought the first season of the Kansas City Athletics. The former Philadelphia team, it’s reverential powerhouse days behind it, was broke and was purchased and moved by industrialist Arnold Johnson.
Johnson is...Read More »
Teams move around. It’s a shame (usually) but it’s a reality of the business. But there’s this strange feeling like whatever you grow up watching, that’s the correct formation and anything different is weird. As such, when I hear of the Philadelphia Athletics, I think that there’s no way that can be right.
First and foremost,...Read More »
In 2004 the Orioles, mired in losing following a huge drop off from the peak in 1997 that had built through the 90’s, signed big free agents Miguel Tejada and Javy Lopez. A uniform change to go along with this commitment to winning ways took place. A return to winning (beyond a strong period at...Read More »
In 1988 the Orioles played horrendously terrible baseball. On the cusp of a new decade, it was apparent that some changes were needed. The uniform that the O’s had stuck with for nearly the entirety of the 70’s and 80’s was dated. The elastic waistbands, the big fat tri-color stripes, even that lovable fellow the...Read More »
By Stephen Turk
New uniforms. Is there anything so exciting as that? The prospect that maybe, just maybe, the perfect design will be unveiled. In the 70’s a big change in the way ball players dressed themselves took place. In came the era of the double knit. Polyester replaced flannel, but much more than just material...Read More »
By Stephen Turk
Uniforms are pretty subjective. I think most people, sports fans and non-sports fans alike, can agree on a handful of basic generalities when it comes to what is nice, what looks good, and what works when it comes to uniforms. But those little details, the nitty-gritty things can really draw some deep division...Read More »