On June 27, the Houston Astros took on the second best team in the American League in the Detroit Tigers. The butt of many baseball jokes, the Astros, led by second baseman Jose Altuve, battled through nine innings, finding themselves deadlocked at 3-3 with the 2012 American League Pennant winners heading into extra innings. The…
One of the biggest problems that we have as sports fans is that it’s extremely difficult to voice our opinions and desires to those responsible for enacting changes in sports.
Let’s play a quick game of blind resume. Player A is 24 years old, has accumulated 60 goals in his career and is yet to win a trophy. Player B is 22 years old, has scored 63 goals and has assisted on 68 others, while winning three different trophies in his career. Player A costs you $150 million, whereas Player B costs $50 million.
When I was a kid, my favorite baseball player was Barry Bonds. My fandom was mostly due to the fact that he was the best player on the planet and he played for my favorite team. I even attended the game during which he passed Babe Ruth by hitting his 715th home run. Bonds eventually went on to hit 47 more, passing Hank Aaron’s record and finishing his career with 762 home runs.
Even though football is currently in its offseason, Stanford Stadium is definitely not. Last weekend, the local San Jose Earthquakes hosted the rival Los Angeles Galaxy at the home field of the Cardinal in the most exciting Major League Soccer match of the season.