Category Archives: Sports Action

America’s Pastime

Baseball has long been called “America’s pastime”; it’s been popular since the mid- 1800’s. In this day and age of instant gratification, it is hard to understand the sustained popularity of a sport with so much down time between mere … Continue reading

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Coaching

Another season of Little League baseball is wrapping up with state tournaments this week. The parents must be relieved after four months of multiple game/practice commitments each week.  The eight year-olds in this photo played 35 games during the regular … Continue reading

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Long Day

It was a hot muggy July day at the Saunders County Fair Grounds in Wahoo, NE, with threatening thunderstorms that occasionally hid the blinding sun.  My 16 year-old granddaughter competed in four events in the 4-H horse show: halter, Western … Continue reading

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Crewing

It was a late October afternoon when I arrived in Ithaca, New York.  Having driven from Detroit, across Canada, and down the full length (40 miles) of Lake Cayuga, I was only thinking about finding the hotel.  But the sight … Continue reading

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T-ball

Nothing says “school is out” than a five-year old T-ball game.  Summer is time for the brain to idle for a few months while the body enjoys physical pursuits.  Who needs mental stimulus during summer vacation when you’re learning the most complicated game on … Continue reading

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Guess what?

March Madness starts today so forgive me if I seem distracted.   See ya! Thought for the Day:  What is so fascinating about sitting around watching a bunch of pituitary cases stuff a basketball through a hoop?  Woody Allen

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Go Army – part II

The Army-Navy football game was played this last Saturday, the 114th meeting  between the two oldest military academies.  It is one of my favorite football games of the year, and I’ve written about it before.  The tradition of the game … Continue reading

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