Monthly Archives: May 2012
After taking a look at some of the all-league teams that are rolling in — like this one and this one, I think it’s time to pull out this column again. A total of 16 players received first-team all-league honors in Class 3A softball. A total of 15 players were first-team in Class 3A baseball. […]
May 31, 2012 9:37 am
RiverAveBlues, a Web sight devoted to the New York Yankees, has a brief profile of Union catcher Clint Coulter. With the Major League Baseball draft less than two weeks away, Coulter is being projected to be selected somewhere between the 30th and 50th pick. Baseball America, as of 10 days ago, had him rated 48th. […]
May 25, 2012 12:22 pm
Congratulations to the many, many Columbian reporters who were honored by the Society of Professional Journalists. A lot of great work by a lot of talented people.
May 25, 2012 8:43 am
Last week’s By the Numbers column took a look at 20 factoids about the Baltimore Orioles. Many thanks to one reader who pointed out a glaring omission. As Dave Sloan wrote, the Orioles also have a connection to Babe Ruth. Well, not these Orioles, but their predecessors of the early 1900s, who happened to be […]
May 21, 2012 10:06 am
Much talk today about the fact that Kobe Bryant didn’t touch the ball on the final possession of the Lakers’ Game 2 loss to the Thunder. Assertions such as “Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson ALWAYS took the lost shot.” Assertions that are as false as they are absurd. ESPN calls it hero ball, and it […]
May 17, 2012 4:04 am
Here’s a cool list of things that have happened once, and only once in the major leagues. Naturally, Johnny Vander Meer’s back-to-back no-hitters are on there. But there’s also a triple play without a bat touching the ball, and a guy stealing second base then first base then second base again.
May 14, 2012 11:00 pm
Sunday’s column was about a high school baseball team forfeiting a championship game rather than facing a team that had a girl. I sought out some expert commentary for the column. By the way, the column generated an interesting response in the comments that I think is worth reading.
May 14, 2012 12:06 pm
In case you missed it, last week I raised the issue of what kinds of questions parents should ask in the wake of Junior Seau’s suicide. Namely, should parents be concerned about their youngsters playing football? That brought a thoughtful response from Terry Hyde, president of Clark County Youth Football. I appreciate Terry taking the […]
May 14, 2012 11:23 am
Good news for people who actually watch the Olympics for the competition: All events will be available live online for the first time. From The Associated Press: NBC executives decided to shift from their longtime philosophy and make every event available as it happens, convinced that the plan will build interest in the Olympics and […]
May 1, 2012 4:41 pm