If the World Series was umpired the same way as the presidential race

By John Ruberry "Bias has always been a factor in journalism. It's nearly impossible to remove. Humans have their thoughts, and keeping them out of your work is difficult. But 2016 saw the remaining veneer of credibility, thin as it was, stripped away and set on fire." Derek Hunter, Townhall, October 23, 2016. "A free … Continue reading If the World Series was umpired the same way as the presidential race

The Chicago Cubs vs The Cleveland Indians, the Battle of the Underdogs

Short of a World Series where Big Papi wins it with a come from behind walk off HR in his last major league appearance, the matchup of the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs is one that a Baseball fan like me dreams of. The Two ultimate long waiting underdogs, facing off in the world series … Continue reading The Chicago Cubs vs The Cleveland Indians, the Battle of the Underdogs

(Review) The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball

By John Ruberry As this decade winds down you can look for many 100th anniversary articles. They'll be a huge uptick of them next year to mark the centennial of America's entry into World War I, followed by more on the armistice that concluded "the war to end all wars" in 1918. The execution of … Continue reading (Review) The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball

Terry Collins does his Grady Little Impersonation

Most ball games are lost, not won Casey Stengel The running Royals of Kansas City won the world series on November 1st in extra innings taking out the NY Mets in five games including three games when they came back late to tie the game and win it. It's was a short but exciting series … Continue reading Terry Collins does his Grady Little Impersonation

2013 Red Sox: SI was wrong, I was wrong, The Girl was Right

Back in April when the RedSox Sellout streak ended I wrote this: It appears the Boston Red Sox streak of sellouts is going to end this year. The Sox have a 6 state customer base, one of the most historic franchise in the nation and a ballpark that is not only one of the smallest … Continue reading 2013 Red Sox: SI was wrong, I was wrong, The Girl was Right

The Fenway Faithful and the David Ortiz Consensus

This morning I went into Boston very early and caught the line of people hoping against all hope to score tickets to tonight's game. The person first in line had actually arrived on Monday. He had just finished one job and was about to start a new one giving him the free time to spend … Continue reading The Fenway Faithful and the David Ortiz Consensus

Boston Police Generate Some Non-Sports Excitement at Fenway

Around 10:30 things got exciting on media row at Fenway Park for an entirely unexpected reason. As I was circling the park for the final time as I got half way down Van Ness street (by the Right Field grandstands )police suddenly required us to move from the area requiring us to move back to … Continue reading Boston Police Generate Some Non-Sports Excitement at Fenway