Forget A-Rod, steroids and the Yanks losing games. In my mind that's all trivial. There's some good coming out of the MLB and it involves an old time first base coach, kids sitting in the stands and some damn good advice.
Chris Lane, an Australian man who had recently accepted a scholarship to play baseball for East Central University in Oklahoma, was shot and killed by three Oklahoma teens Friday afternoon. According to the police, the teens did it simply because they were bored.
So I woke up today, got my little guy all dressed and took a nice stressful 2 hour ride south to drop him off with his mother. Of course, here I am, at work, ready to take on the day with 5 hours of sleep under my belt. In my mind, today is going to be rough. Then I saw this.
From 2008 to 2011, Brian Wilson was one of the best closers in major league baseball. Pitching for the San Francisco Giants, Wilson tossed a combined 3.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 2.65 K/BB and 163 saves during that span.
Baseball is America's "past time." An honored tradition in sports. It's our countries "Game". All summer long, sometimes in the blistering heat, we sit at a ballpark and watch our favorite team play (or maybe in the comforts of your favorite pub). Sure the games only last an avera…