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An ode to 2020

Twenty twenty

A year unlike no other

That’s what people say

Historians wink and nod

They’ve got stories for another day

Twenty twenty

Those many days at home

We certainly will remember

Zooming in our comfy clothes

From March until December

Twenty twenty

The sports that weren’t played

The theatre going pitch black

Concerts that were silenced

Entertainment, we did lack

Twenty twenty

A Minnesota man was murdered

Causing protests near and far

America’s racial problem

Such a painful visible scar

Twenty twenty

Murder hornets made the news

But they seemed mighty small

Compared to a virus

That sought to infect us all

Twenty twenty

China crushed Hong Kong

And freedom took a slap

While some evil men in America

Planned a governor’s kidnap

Twenty twenty

Harry and Meghan said tata

To all that royal stuff

Americans bid farewell to RBG

That lady, she was tough

Twenty twenty

Boris got Brexit done

Donald lost an election

But still don’t know how many men

Epstein helped get an…

What a year!

Sports fans! A poll for you.

Photo: Anthony Moretti, 27May2017

Okay, sports fans. Here we go.

For some, the poll isn’t showing. The options:

Which are we MOST LIKELY to see in 2021?

A. Coronavirus cancels Tokyo Olympics

B. Lakers, Dodgers do it again

C. Alabama, Saban roll once again

D. Canadian Football League returns with only 8 teams

Go!

Watching the MLB (non-) season crash and burn

Photo: Anthony Moretti, 20Jun2018

If a report from the Associated Press proves accurate, then the likelihood of any kind of 2020 Major League Baseball season is not good.

Let’s hope today’s news is a mere negotiating tactic. I want to believe it is, but I’ve also seen baseball’s greedy morons break my heart before (see 1981 and 1994 as just two examples).

Should we be surprised that the owners refuse to consider a 114-game regular season, which the players want, and the players refuse to consider a 50-game regular season, which the owners want?

Yes, common sense says split the difference and make it a roughly 80-game season.

But this difference of opinion involves baseball, a sport that always seems doomed to screw up labor negotiations.

If the 2020 season ends before it ever began, a pox on both your houses. May all of you hang your heads in shame. And may you both find loud and sustained boos as you try to spin this colossal error as the other side’s fault.

Good riddance.