You can't blame Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain for wondering, "What next?" Last night in the 12th inning when Matt Wieters singled for Baltimore, his bat broke and the barrel nailed Chamberlain in the elbow forcing him out of the game.
Do you remember where you were when it was announced that Prince Fielder signed with the Detroit Tigers? Me too.
With the addition of 38-year-old Rasheed Wallace, the average age of the Knicks is nearly 33, the oldest in NBA history.
Moneyball! The Oakland A's are back in the playoffs. One playoff spot remains as St. Louis leads the Dodgers by two games for the wild card spot with two games to go.
The Detroit Tigers can take the field knowing they are playing for not only themselves, but those fans that showed up every single game despite not having the money to do it.
The long national nightmare is over, the NFL officials lockout has ended. NFL officials will return tonight for the Browns/Ravens game.
Serious journalism doesn't get the viewers anymore. Loud music over a waving U.S. flag and flickering lights bring in the audiences. Journalism is now clipped to a sentence that scrolls at the bottom of the screen.
I thought of the Moses-Joshua relationship and the Torah's concept of inheritance and succession as I watched Prince Fielder hoist his Home Run Derby trophy high above his head. His sons flanked him on either side. His father was no where in sight.
The 83rd All-Star Game will be played tonight in Kansas City. Justin Verlander of Detroit and Matt Cain of the Giants are the starting pitchers. It would have been nice to see knuckleballer R.A. Dickey of the Mets get the nod.
The power of teshuva can turn this hurtful incident into a one that teaches compassion and love.
The bottom line is that no one is asking professional athletes to raise our children. They are great athletes and not always shining examples of virtuous human beings. However, they need to know that children are watching.
Twenty years ago in Detroit, I told fellow Tiger Stadium Fan Club member Tom Derry that I felt sad that I had never seen a game at Comiskey Park, longtime home of the Chicago White Sox, before they tore it down.
The feet are the first thing that hit the ground and without balanced feet a player's mechanics can be affected.
In Detroit, there are three situations that occurred here recently that I believe speak loudly about our values. One of these events makes Detroit look good. The other two? Well, not so much.
In Detroit and in Michigan we have a lot of MVPs that we fail to celebrate. We are just to quick to celebrate those that break the law or push the envelope as to what is ethical, more or barely legal.
Now that Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has walked away with both the Cy Young and the MVP awards you can expect the usual carping that pitchers who don't work every day shouldn't be eligible for the MVP.