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Tony Gwynn, 1988 (Rick Stewart/Getty Images Sport Classic)

Sports Commentary 6/17/14: The Signature on the Glove

Just last month I was packing away some of the mementos of Abby’s youth and I lingered, lost in several minutes of memories, over the glove we bought when she started Little League baseball.


(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 6/16/14 Inspiring the Galleries

The second major of the golf season is in the books, Martin Kaymer with a runaway win at the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Number 2. Now the preparations can begin for the Open Championship, teeing off a month from tomorrow at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.


CC Sabathia (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 6/13/14: From the Observation Deck…

Just a few observations from the sports world this morning, the first one from my “I told you so” file…


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 16: Uruguayan forward Juan Alberto Schiaffino (C) kicks the ball past Brazilian goalkeeper Moacyr Barbosa to tie the score at 1 during the World Cup final round soccer match between Uruguay and Brazil 16 July 1950 in Rio de Janeiro. Uruguay upset Brazil 2-1 to win its second World title after winning the first World Cup in 1930 in Uruguay.

Sports Commentary: The Word For The Day

Two of the biggest events in all of sports get underway today…


20. New York Knicks (35-45)

Sports Commentary 6/11/14 You Don’t Say

Forget Pictures, sometimes silence is worth a thousand words. There was a lot of loud silence in the sports world yesterday.


(Photo Credit: Tristano Korlou/WTIC Photo)

Sports Commentary 6/10/14 World Cup Ready… Or Not

Ready or not, here comes the World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil. The U.S. team arrived yesterday, at an airport that is about one third operational, before needing a military, police and private security escort to safely check in at their hotel.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–06/10/2014

California Chrome (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 6/9/14 An Owner Who Didn’t Know Better

I won’t get into the name calling of California Chrome principle owner Steve Coburn that has resulted from his tirade about Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes, you know the cute little plays on words about the name of his ownership group, “Dumb Ass Partners”.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–06/09/2014

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 6/6/14 A Generation Worth Remembering

When I was a kid I had a full slate of sports heroes. Peewee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial. Sunday’s were empty if Y.A. Tittle wasn’t throwing to Del Shofner, before Shofner started to hear the footsteps.


New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

Sports Commentary 6/5/14 Parallel Baseball Lives

Every baseball fan has a favorite image of Don Zimmer. He was one of the most beloved figures in the game.


Hartford City Council Member Alexander Aponte, and Council President Shawn Wooden. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer

Sports Commentary 6/4/14 -The Real Cost of the Car

We’ve all seen shiny new items we really wanted and figured, if we stretched a bit, we could afford them.



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