Tag: Unfinished Business

A True Field of Dreams

August 21, 2021 Baseball celebrated the anniversary of the film Field of Dreams last week and played a real game in Dyersville.  The circle is complete.   This pop-up baseball field in Iowa hosted the White Sox and Yankees August 16, 2021.  MLB Advanced Media I generally enjoyed the mystical sports themed fantasy.  For those half dozen ...

For Always Being There

Daniel Brito and the life-saving efforts of Monroe Ambulance EMT's August 14, 2021 Daniel Brito is a 23-year-old infielder in the Philadelphia Phillies farm system.  The last time we saw Daniel, he was at Frontier Field... collapsing into the arms of Rochester Red Wings manager Matt LeCroy.   The scene at Frontier Field on July 31st, ...

Coping…

July 31, 2021 Do you ever wonder what it's like to be the GOAT?  You know.  Greatest Of All Time.  Since there's probably only a handful of such people presently on earth... maybe that's a bit out of reach.  How about being good at something.  How about competent at something? I used to be competent ...

Second Hand Celebrations

July 24, 2021 Dateline Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The Deer District.  Party central. The celebration following the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA Championship Tuesday night reminded me of one of the reasons I got into sportscasting in the first place.   Bill Pucko, center, in a promotional ad for 'R News Sports', with John DiTullio and Mike Hedeen - ...

Remembering Danielle…

July 17, 2021 Rochester doesn't have a lot to call its own in a sports sense.  If you live here, chances are you are a fan of the Buffalo Bills and Syracuse basketball.  An hour either side of us.  But we do take pride in our people.  It's what we do best. Danielle Downey was a ...

Pete Gets Caught in the Middle

July 10, 2021 Fairport's own Pete DuPré is a 98-year-old veteran of World War II.  He worked in a hospital treating those injured in the Battle of the Bulge.  Essentially the last stand for Hitler in 1945.  DuPré graduated from Edison Tech in 1942.  Likes Johann Strauss waltzes.  Lives by the words, "Don't let the ...

It Takes Time…

Using the Olympic podium to stage a protest is certainly nothing new.  But the jury is still out on its effectiveness.  It takes time for sure.  U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise gloved hands skyward during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze ...

Make it Rain

June 19, 2021 This just in.  The Chicago White Sox have passed the New York Yankees as the betting favorite to win the American League pennant.  Probably has something to do with the fact that New York has lost seven of its last nine while scoring the second fewest runs in the American League.   If ...

Spot and Choose

June 12, 2021 So, I saw a promo for football games from something called The Spring League... being televised on FOX.  That's something new. Photo credit: @villan4eva_ Actually, it isn't.  The Spring League has been operating since 2017.  Who knew?  They still promote the fact that Bills legend Fred Jackson and former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel ...

In the Beginning…

May 29, 2021 Until last week I didn't know who Joe Valerio was.  He was like a lot of people who work behind the scenes to produce television programs.  Invisible.  His calling card was ESPN's The Sports Reporters. A panel discussion show on ESPN.  A ground breaking production that brought serious discussion to real sports ...