Molitor’s Choice

The Twins blogosphere is critical of owner Jim Pohlad’s announced intention to retain Paul Molitor as next year’s manager, regardless of the wishes of the next general manager, for whom Pohlad is currently searching. Any […]

August 27th, 2016|Categories: Twins|0 Comments

Golf Rule

In all the controversy over the slight rotation of Dustin Johnson’s ball during the last round of this year’s U.S. Open, the complaints have been about how the USGA officials handled the possible rule infraction, not […]

June 21st, 2016|Categories: Golf|0 Comments

Typical Twins

The Twins offense had an unusually good night against the Tampa Bay Rays last night: Nunez had two hits, two stolen bases and two runs, although his ground-ball double play with the bases loaded in […]

June 5th, 2016|Categories: Twins, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Steph Curry

When most people shoot a jump shot, they pause for a split second at the top of their jump before releasing the ball. By the time Steph Curry reaches his apogee, the ball is seemingly […]

May 31st, 2016|Categories: Basketball|0 Comments

Twins Preview

Any prediction for 2016 must first acknowledge that I wrote off the Twins’ 2015 season after one horrible week, only to see them vying for a playoff spot with a week to play. One of the […]

April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Birds of Panama

“What was your bird of the day?,” asked someone staying at our lodge, which caught me up short but got me thinking. If I was in Panama not to tally the greatest number of species […]

March 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Super Bowl Thoughts

That there was no dominant – or even very good – team in the NFL this year was born out in spades in the lackluster performance of both teams in this year’s Super Bowl. At […]

February 9th, 2016|Categories: Football|0 Comments

NFL Thoughts

1. The Extra Point. In an effort to add interest to the routine extra point after touchdown, the NFL added 23 yards to the length of the kick. This, however, added nothing of interest to […]

December 28th, 2015|Categories: Football|0 Comments

Fantasy Sports

One of the few good-news stories I have to follow – along with the growth and cementing of gay rights around the country – is the legal offensive against FanDuel and DraftKing, the fantasy sports […]

November 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Game 4

One beauty of the World Series is that it magnifies baseball, the most analyzable of sports. Every pitch seems to matter, every run is discussable, every move debatable, and last night’s 5-3 Royals win over […]

November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Baseball|0 Comments

The Perfect Playoffs

A brief blurb on how pleased I am with this year’s baseball playoffs. Getting the Yankees wiped out – and looking particularly feeble – in the play-in game was a treat in itself. Next to […]

October 18th, 2015|Categories: Baseball|0 Comments

Outrage at Second

Previously on this site I have recommended a baseball rule change, requiring a baserunner to slide toward the base he is approaching and awarding a doubleplay when this rule is broken. The urgency of such […]

October 11th, 2015|Categories: Baseball|0 Comments