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How I’d Fix Major League Baseball

As I was folding laundry on Friday, I happened to catch ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” hosted by Bob Ley. The discussion centered around the idea that Major League Baseball’s (MLB) playoff system—specifically, the wild card concept—is flawed. The immediate case under discussion is the situation in the American League (AL) East, where the New York…

Weekly Wrap-Up: June 21

What Is This? Every Monday, I document the happenings of the past week. The original (and still primary) intent is to track my progress in meeting my writing goals. Increasingly, I’ve been discussing more than just writing. For example, I’m a sports nut, so occasionally I’ll throw in a sports tidbit. I may talk about…

Weekly Wrap-Up: April 9

What Is This? Following the lead of my mentor, friend, and exemplar, Tami Moore, this is a weekly article to document progress in meeting my writing goals as described here. I use an Excel spreadsheet to track all my work by category (blog post, copyediting work, creative writing) and item. So all I need to…

Weekly Wrap-Up: April 2

What Is This? Following the lead of my mentor, friend, and exemplar, Tami Moore, this is a weekly article to document progress in meeting my writing goals as described here. I use an Excel spreadsheet to track all my work by category (blog post, copyediting work, creative writing) and item. So all I need to…

O, Canada!

If I weren’t an American, I’d want to be a Canadian. I used to think I’d want to be an Aussie, or a Kiwi. But the past fortnight has brought home to me just what wonderful neighbors we have to the north. I’ve been privileged to count Canadians among my friends for many years; I’m…

Some Observations on the New NFL Season

Television Coverage FIRE JOE BUCK. He’s not a great baseball announcer, but he’s worse at football. I realize I may be the only person in the country who feels this way: A Twitter search for #firejoebuck came back empty. Troy Aikman, on the other hand, is a great analyst. I may be prejudiced, since we’re…

The State of the Kestrel and of the Aerie

About 5 minutes ago, I tweeted, "I *want* to write, but I have nothing to write *about.* At least, nothing that anyone but me would want to read. Meh." About 3 minutes ago, I was reading Darren Rowse’s latest update at ProBlogger. While my blogging empire isn’t as expansive as Darren’s doesn’t exist, I dimly…

The Masters

Almost every golf fan in the world recognizes the photo above. It’s the famous Ben Hogan Bridge, crossing Rae’s Creek from the 12th fairway to the 12th green at historic Augusta National Golf Club, perennial home of one of the four “Grand Slam” golf tournaments each year, The Masters. I’m a big fan of golf,…

Talkin’ Baseball: A New Poll, and Some Memories

It’s that time again: Playoff Baseball! And as you may have gathered from the preceding article, cut me and I bleed Dodger Blue. My first memories of our National Pastime date from 1958, when the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles. We were living in Southern California at the time, so of course the Dodgers craze…

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