Hollywood has produced very little in the way of sports movies for the kids in the last 20 years. This is especially true of baseball movies. The Sandlot, Rookie of the Year, Little Big League, and Angels in the Outfield hit theaters over a 15-month span in the mid-90s. What changed? I talked to the writer/director of The Sandlot, among others, to get to the bottom of this unfortunate trend.
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is the latest MLB player to get caught taking a performance-enhancing drug. Marte has begun serving an 80-game suspension. His “apology” was predictably dishonest. Until the punishments for cheaters change, expect this cycle to repeat itself a couple of times every season.
It’s a fun debate: Which four players belong on baseball’s all-time “Mount Rushmore”? Which four pitchers? The four ballpark foods? Mascots? Find out my choices in my latest MLB column for CBS Local.
Tonight marks the 20th anniversary of the WNBA draft. Some things have changed over the years (the location, its allure) and some haven’t (the structure). The first league president (Val Ackerman) and former draftees took me behind the scenes at the draft.
I’m excited to announce I’ll be writing a weekly column on Major League Baseball for CBS Local this season. The columns will be published every Thursday and will cover a major event in the game or something more off-beat, like baseball cards. My first, on the joys of Opening Day, has been published.
The college basketball season just ended, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to look ahead to next year. For the first time since 2012, a program other than UConn will enter the season as defending champs. Is South Carolina the early favorite to repeat? Find out in my latest story for Excelle Sports.
If the Final Four coaches were to play a game of two-on-two this weekend in Glendale, it wouldn’t be great basketball. Semifinal opponents Gonzaga and South Carolina are coached by guys who did not play in college, Mark Few and Frank Martin. North Carolina’s Roy Williams played just one year on UNC’s JV squad, while Oregon coach Dana Altman played at a junior college in Nebraska and Division II Eastern New Mexico. “I didn’t have many highlights as a player,” Altman said Monday on a conference call. “I was awful. I would have sure hated to coach me, that’s for sure.”