Monday night as I watched my Tampa Bay Rays succumb to the Boston Red Sox (congratulations to both on outstanding regular seasons – the American League East was a beast!) the news came across that Jon Gruden had resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I promise I will show how the last part relates to American politics. Continue reading Are Sports Ahead Of Politics?
I love baseball. I have since I was a little boy. One of my earliest memories is of watching Don Larsen throw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series. I was too young to have appreciated the feat but I knew something very special had happened. I am writing this on Sunday morning and my motivation is some things that happened in relation to Major League Baseball (MLB) over the past few days. They tie into policy and politics as I will outline below. Oh, and I’ll throw in a few other tidbits.
I have a strange relationship with demonstrators. I admire what they do and that they are willing to participate in such an active and visible fashion. Too many of us separate principle from action. I break with progressive demonstrators when they use methods I cannot condone. I am a believer in Dr. King’s philosophy that demonstrations bring attention to problems but seldom directly solve them. Friday and Saturday were days that made me very happy! Let’s explore. Continue reading 40,000 Real New England Patriots, Plus