Baseball and the Hall of Fame Got it Wrong … Again

Baseball and the Hall of Fame Got it Wrong … Again

– By Matt Hurst Had I remained as a baseball writer, this would have marked my 10th year in the Baseball Writer’s Association of America. Meaning I would be able to vote for next year’s class. Every year around this time I always find my mind wandering into the idea of “If I could vote, who would I have chosen?” Frankly, it gets messier each year. Annually we have to hear about the sanctimonious sportswriters...

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Remembering Where You Were in Sports’ Best Moments

Remembering Where You Were in Sports’ Best Moments

Whenever you hear of the John F. Kennedy assassination you’ll always hear someone who was alive mention it being one of those moments where they knew exactly where they were. Today as America recognizes the 50th anniversary of the President’s murder in Dallas, there’s more of that reflection than normal. That was the most striking moment of that generation. The previous generation was Pearl Harbor. This generation has...

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The Red Sox Win Game 6 … Again

The Red Sox Win Game 6 … Again

Before the Red Sox won their third World Series title in 10 seasons, the most famous Game 6 in Fenway Park’s history was in 1975. Everyone’s seen the replay of Carlton Fisk waving his 12th-inning game-winning homer fair and that game and that scene has turned into baseball legend. And even though Fisk’s shot in the dark was celebrated endlessly throughout baseball and even made a cameo in Good Will Hunting, further putting it...

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Random Pro of the Week: Derek Bell

Random Pro of the Week: Derek Bell

With the government doing its best impression of the Chicago Cubs, because frankly, there’s no winning involved no matter what side you’re on, it only seems obvious to feature the guy who coined one of sports’ great terms. Operation Shutdown. Not shutdown as in Darelle Revis. Shutdown as in, pull the plug, which is exactly what happened to Derek Bell’s career. Bell was a semi-talented major league corner outfielder who...

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Seeking Origins of the Redskins Name

Seeking Origins of the Redskins Name

It’s amazing to think that through all the headlines these days regarding the Washington Redskins and the fight over whether to change the team’s name, a little bit of backstory has yet to come forward. The wheels have been in some form of motion to change the name “Redskins” for years, but have been rebuffed numerous times for various reasons. The subject has gained momentum again recently when President Obama said, in...

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