CAN THE YANKEES GET UP OFF THE MAT? YOU BE THE JUDGE.

I picked up a copy of The Phantom Punch by Rob Sneddon on Saturday. In it, Sneddon recounts the events that led to the second Liston-Ali fight being staged in Lewiston, Maine of all places on earth.  Oddly enough, it got me thinking about tonight's Yankees game v. the upstart Houston Astros. So, I decided…Read more CAN THE YANKEES GET UP OFF THE MAT? YOU BE THE JUDGE.

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REMEMBER TIM REID’S SHOW?

I'd been seeing these promos for a new IFC show called "Brockmire"  as the 2017 baseball season approached.   It's a story about a one-time, MLB play-by-play announcer named "Jim Brockmire" who lost his gig after airing some of his own dirty laundry about his wife and her infidelities during a live broadcast.  And, his own alcoholism.…Read more REMEMBER TIM REID’S SHOW?

JUST HAVE A DASH OF MERCY & A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE

I read Bryan Stevenson's "Just Mercy" over the weekend after seeing the veteran civil rights attorney on a Tavis Smiley re-airing.   The book describes some of the legal maneuvering that lands many folks on death row, irrespective of counsel.  I was absolutely floored by the story of Walter McMillian and other folks who become,…Read more JUST HAVE A DASH OF MERCY & A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE