was a movie made in 1989. It was a huge hit and starred Kevin Costner. It was about baseball, fathers and sons, family, America, and dreams. Major League Baseball came up with the idea to play a real game at the movie set in Iowa. Sure, a gimmick promotion. Nevertheless, not a bad idea considering … Continue reading Field of Dreams
Recently my friend Billy asked me if I was working on anything, meaning writing. I answered: What's the point? Because, why bother? When I explained the why - he concurred. The Evidence is the data on YouTube's product. I learned, ironically, while watching a Joe Rogan podcast on YouTube, that the latest statistics are: 500hrs … Continue reading What’s the Point: Playing or Winning?
I can't help myself, despite my psych-girl's counsel (to be quite). I have to go on the record. I was right in 2016, and think I'm right again. Why Trump Wins even bigger than before? You might ask? Because, as before, I believe my own eyes, ears, and analysis. In other words, I base my … Continue reading Election 2020: My Prediction
I was skeptical when major league baseball announced its plan to play a sixty game "regular" season and then the "Fall Frenzy" playoff format. Really, I thought. What with all the craziness of 2020 - Who cares?. The season began July 23rd, with the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers being featured on ESPN. Because … Continue reading Baseball 2020: Fall Frenzy
Welcome to the real world, Krystal Ball, Robert Wright, Bernie Sanders, and y'all of the Foke Woke. What happened on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, shocked the world. Make that the Foke Woke world. Here's a summary: The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the latest virus outbreak a global pandemic. Congress grilled officials from the Center … Continue reading Welcome to the real world
Life and death matters, maybe. A few days past, in early morning fog, there was a helicopter crash that killed all nine people aboard. One, Kobe Bryant, was a basketball legend. He was only forty-one years old, retired, yet in the prime of his life. The outpouring of shock, grief, and sadness has been unmatched, … Continue reading Life and death matters
Baseball, more so than any other team game, is a skills game that relies on the skills of individuals apart from one's teammates, and yet is at the mercy of luck and contagion - which makes it impossible to predict (more so than other team games) which team will win. You place your bet and … Continue reading Baseball: impossible to predict, always to love.