Category Archives: Sports

No Losing Streak Lasts Forever

My senior year at high school the hockey team underwent a winless season. Attendance for our side was weak. Losing teams don’t have an expanding fanbase, but my three cousins played for the Hawks and I attended most of their games along with several friends. Our rival’s supporters ridiculed our team with chants of ‘loser’. […]

High on the Field / Bernie Carbo

When the Pentagon liberalized their policy on gays in the military under ‘Don’t Tell, Don’t Ask’, President Clinton was excoriated by the right for homoficating the ranks, while sexual liberationists accused him of a sell-out. Two decades later President Obama favored scrapping his Democratic predecessor’s measure for a service-wide acceptance of gay military members. While […]

Play Ball 2010

The 2010 Baseball Season was opened by President Obama in Washington. He walked onto the field with a red Senators jacket symbolizing his honorary support of the home team. Half way to the mound the President pulled out a black Sox cap which he proudly wore through the ceremony. The crowd booed the show of […]

MC5 Baseball

As much as I loved Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching a no-hitter on LSD and beaning every player on the Cincinnati Reds in one game, my favorite ballplayer of the 1970s has to be Fred Sonic Smith from the MC5. Strangely I can find any mention of Fred Smith in the records of […]

THROWING LIKE A GIRL by Peter Nolan Smith

My introduction to baseball came in the early spring of 1958. I was sittingMy father dragged me away from our Zenith black-and-white. My favorite show, THE THREE STOOGES, was on the TV. Even a six-year old boy knew better than to resist a man his size. “Too nice a day to waste in front of […]