Monthly Archives: March 2013

More gradual steps or a big leap for the WNBA?

TweetCan the outgoing trifecta of women’s college basketball’s most visible stars attract a bigger spotlight for the WNBA?
That’s what both the league and ESPN are banking on as they held a tightly-staged press conference Thursday to announce an extension of their long-standing television partnership.
The six-year deal, which Sports Business Journal reported ahead of time [...]

The genuflection of the baseball poets

TweetI love baseball.
I love poetry.
But I hate baseball poetry. Or, more precisely, I absolutely despise the pretentiousness of baseball poets, no time more than the present, with another season soon upon us and the exhortations of spring and splendor are being uttered.
There is nothing subtle about how I feel, and it hurts me to confess [...]

Baseball, winter and remembrance

TweetBefore the winter set in, Alex Belth penned this marvelous tribute to his late father and how “his remaining connection to the sport was the two Rogers, Roger Angell and Roger Kahn. They have been linked in my mind ever since.”
The SB Nation Longform article delves deeply into that linkage, what “The Old Man” [...]