Tag Archives: Competition

Just Another Day

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 was just another day.  I read a newspaper.  (Remember when we all did that?)  And the top stories included these items.  An essay by Thomas L. Friedman (New York Times Opinion Columnist) (see photo below)  with … Continue reading

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Stand-Up Comedians

The cover story of Time magazine, March 11, 2019 is about Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  One part of the article is entitled “The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.”  Ms. Louis-Dreyfus gives her 5 top choices.  Three of the choices I can easily … Continue reading

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Baseball’s All-Time Nice Guy Team

Not all great baseball players have the fan-friendly attitude of Ty Cobb or Ted Williams. There have been players of great skill who could genuinely be described as “nice guys.”   Here is a line-up of such individuals. Pitcher: Christy Mathewson.  Playing … Continue reading

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Baseball Awards, 2018, Part 2

This is the second of 2 articles to discuss baseball’s annual awards.  The Cy Young winners and best managers will be done today.  The MVPs and Rookies of the year were done last time. Cy Young, AL:  A few pitchers … Continue reading

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Baseball Awards, 2018

This is the first of 2 articles to discuss baseball’s annual awards.  The MVPs and Rookies of the Year will be done today.  Next time, the Cy Young winners and best managers will be discussed. MVP, AL:  The race for … Continue reading

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George Carlin: Baseball and Football

Baseball has returned. It’s a good time to remember George Carlin’s Baseball and  Football monolog.  Here it is.   Baseball is different from any other sport, very different.  For instance, in most sports you score points or goals; in baseball you … Continue reading

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2018 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics have come, astounded us with their athletic skill and beauty, and gone. But a new star was born. We must learn the name. Here are a baker’s dozen of possibilities that should remain in our minds. Shaun White … Continue reading

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