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”.

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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.


New Britain Stadium (Photo Credit: minor league baseball.com)

Sports Commentary 6/3/14 Can It Be? Doubtful….

CAN IT BE? DOUBTFUL… Are the New Britain Rock Cats moving to Hartford?  Who knows… I’ve been wrong in the past trying to predict who’s moving where in what time frame for what economic considerations… […]


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Sports Commentary 6/2/14 The Value Of The Education

My wife and I received one of those gratifying phone calls last week, the one from your kid that demonstrates their own life experience caused them to gain a greater appreciation for what you did for them.


NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29:  Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014 in New York City. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1 to 0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 5/30/14 We Own A Piece Of This…

The last time the New York Rangers reached the Stanley Cup Final their only connection to us was their head to head competition with the Boston Bruins as the team most hated by Hartford hockey fans. 20 years later the Rangers are headed back to the final and this time they have our fingerprints all over them.


Fenway Park Rainbos,  Oct 22, 2013

Sports Commentary 5/29/14 Red Sox History And The First…

There’s nothing like a good party, and nobody knows how to celebrate better than the Boston Red Sox. They’ve already thrown a half dozen pre game suarees at Fenway this year and the season’s not even two months old.


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Sports Commentary 5/28/14 For Those Who Don’t Have The Patience…

I’m not going to pull a Jack Nicholson on you and tell you, “You can’t handle the truth”, it’s just that you don’t have the patience for it.


Phil Jackson Retires

Sports Commentary 5/27/14 Inmates, Asylums, And Other Things

Sometimes I guess you just give up and turn the asylum over to the inmates. I couldn’t help but get that feeling when Chicago Cubs president Theo Eptsein signed one half of the tandem that solidified his legacy in Boston, the “inmate-fringe” half, Manny Ramirez, as a triple A player coach.



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