Google+

News: Major League Baseball Does Exist

News: Major League Baseball Does Exist

~ Amy Lignor

Yesterday was the final day of summer, and most everyone is wondering: Where exactly did the ‘boys of summer’ go?

 

Let’s face it, every baseball fan must be more than a little tired of hearing all about the NFL and how completely messed up things are over on their side of the proverbial sports fence. Goodell is in trouble (his speech on Friday didn’t help); players are beating wives, girlfriends,

kids…it has become more like watching a reality episode of ‘Jailed’ than it is watching real football games. (And, yes, before the jaws start Baseball_leather_glove_close-up 2)moving: This has happened in the past and all sports have faced issues with drugs, etc. – but this amount of media has grown ridiculous).

 

Football is seen as the most ‘popular’ sport. They have marketed themselves well over the decades. There are players that have gone down in history, and players with…far larger mouths that are making history in the 21st century, with tools like Facebook and Twitter. But the ‘Boys of Summer’ used to be the monumental sport. Lazy days watching the ‘best of the best’ on the diamond, as the excitement slowly built around who would face off with who in the World Series.

 

This year, there is even more baseball buzz because of Derek Jeter saying so long. Each game he attends, there is something for him – even Baltimore gave him a bucket of crabs. But every time there is information about a baseball game, it is given on SportsCenter or your local news in the blink of an eye in order to get back to the debate about the NFL’s inconsistencies and Goodell’s job security.

 

But the baseball fan should not be ignored. And there is some fun, historic, news to be told. Even though the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays this past Saturday, and most likely have no shot at actually going into the playoffs barring a miracle, Derek Jeter is still making headlines. With eight games left to play, he took Saturday to score the 1,920th run of his career – allowing him to see his name registered at ninth place in all-time career runs. This is a list that includes THE baseball players: Cobb, Aaron, Ruth, Mays, and so on, and Jeter is up there with the big guys. Of course, Jeter has been. This is a man who baseball will miss greatly. Fans will miss him, teammates…even the people who wanted nothing more than to beat him, honor and respect the man and are showing that as he makes the rounds before calling it a day.

 

This has been an exciting baseball season. There have been twists and surprises, and it looks like the World Series will be an unforgettable one no matter who attends. Alas, the summer was taken away by NFL press, and as they come to the end, the NFL is still taking the headlines. Albeit, bad headlines, but they are still in the focus and are still bringing in the most watchers and larger audiences. The reason for this is most likely to see which ‘good’ player, who fans love and kid’s look up to, stands up and shames the ‘bad’ guys who are making their supposed SHIELD look like nothing more than a stained and crumpled piece of tin. Mark my words, there will be one.

 

In the end, baseball fans, there are things to be aware of: October will arrive; the playoffs will be awesome to watch; Derek Jeter will leave the game behind and, hopefully, fans will watch this all play out and not have it completely overshadowed by the next ‘hit’ the NFL brings on themselves.
Source: Baret News Wire

Entertainment

For movies opening August 18, 2017

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 18, 2017 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Hitman's Bodyguard (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity) Unlikely-buddies comedy about an ace bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) who grudgingly helps a notorious assassin (Samuel … [Read More its Good for You...]

Books

Book of Black Heroes

  Book of Black Heroes Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil L. Robertson, IV Foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams Just Us Books Paperback, $12.95 80 pages ISBN: 978-1-933491-21-9 Book Review by Kam Williams “The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War...Known as Reconstruction, this period … [Read More its Good For You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Real Estate

Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017

  Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017 by Amy Lignor   The term ‘meteoric rise’ usually applies to something fun. Think: A Hollywood actor who has been ‘discovered.’) Unfortunately, when it comes to this article, ‘meteoric rise’ is something that will not bring a smile to one’s face. To put it simply, if you wish to refinance … [Read More its Good for You...]

Lifestyle

The “King” Will Take Center Stage at the 2017 Wildlife Conservation Expo

  The “King” Will Take Center Stage at the 2017 Wildlife Conservation Expo by Amy Lignor   Each and every year the Wildlife Conservation Expo is held to address situations out there that are harming our world and its animal inhabitants. This time around, WCN’s annual Fall Wildlife Conservation Expo in October, will be focusing on … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

How Bassmaster Pro Edwin Evers Adjusts the Auto Settings on His Sonar

  How Bassmaster Pro Edwin Evers Adjusts the Auto Settings on His Sonar  by Edwin Evers When it comes to electronics, a question I get asked a lot is, “How do you customize your fish finder settings at the beginning of a day on the water?” The short answer is, “I don’t.”   You might think that a guy who makes his living with a … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

College Football Arriving Soon!

  College Football Arriving Soon! by Amy Lignor   Ask any college football fan and they will tell you that it seems like an eternity waiting for the season to begin. But, have no fear, the kick-off to the college season is almost here, with Colorado State and Oregon State hitting the field on Saturday, August 26th at 2:30 p.m. ET. On … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Book of Black Heroes

  Book of Black Heroes Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil L. Robertson, IV Foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams Just Us Books Paperback, $12.95 80 pages ISBN: 978-1-933491-21-9 Book Review by Kam Williams “The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War...Known as Reconstruction, this period … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Going Back in Time on the Ultimate Steamboat Vacation

  Going Back in Time on the Ultimate Steamboat Vacation by Amy Lignor   Many people love taking a cruise. But it is the river cruise on that glorious steamboat that not only offers all the benefits a big ocean liner offers, but also creates a more personalized, intimate vacation experience. It is a unique recipe: being able to witness … [Read More its Good for You...]