The Ringer – Baumann – The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Struggle With the Steroid Era Ends in an Awkward Stalemate
Sports Illustrated – Verducci – Integrity Still Matters for the Hall of Fame
ESPN – Doolittle – Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz lone inductee into Baseball Hall of Fame as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens miss again
The Ringer – Lindbergh – The Uniquely Confounding Career of Curt Schilling
ESPN – Hall of Fame voting winners and losers: David Ortiz gets in, who else got good (or bad) news?
Sports Illustrated – Selbe – Roger Clemens on Not Getting Voted Into Hall of Fame: ‘In the Rear View Mirror’
SBJ – MLB to test robot umpires in Triple-A this season
Phil has a question
How do you kick dirt at a robot ump.
ESPN – Schoenfield – Ichiro unanimous? A wait for Chase Utley? Predicting the next three Baseball Hall of Fame classes
ESPN – Passan and Rogers – MLB lockout: Are the owners and players talking? Should baseball fans be worried? Here’s the latest
There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask, what happened.
FiveThirtyEight – Hermsmeyer – How Garoppolo, Stafford, Burrow and Mahomes Should Attack In The Conference Championships
Paulick Report – Hall Of Fame Jockey Kent Desormeaux Arrested For Domestic Abuse In Louisiana
“The National Hockey League announced today that it has concluded its investigation into the circumstances pursuant to which travelled cross-border during the Holiday Period. The report prepared in connection with the investigation, which was conducted by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, concluded that there was insufficient evidence to ‘conclusively find that Mr. Kane knowingly made misrepresentations regarding his COVID-19 status or test results in connection with his international travel.’ As a result, the League has determined not to pursue any additional League-imposed discipline against Kane at the current time,” read the statement.
ESPN – Evander Kane signs with Edmonton Oilers: How we got here and how he’ll fit in
TSN – Kane won’t be suspended; reaches verbal agreement with Oilers
ESPN – Evander Kane asks fans to keep an open mind as he joins Edmonton Oilers: ‘See what I bring to the table’
Keep an open mind, but not so wide open that your brains fall out.
SportsNetwork – NHL clears Kane of COVID-19 protocol breach, paving way for him to join Oilers
Phil has a question:
Did Kane just hit the jackpot – a salary this year from the Oilers plus whatever he (or his Bankruptcy trustee) gets in the grievance settlement.
How quickly will the Sharks and the NHL and the NHLPA resolve the grievance filed by Kane now that the NHL did not suspend Kane.
When will the NHL start a salary cap violation investigation against the Sharks.
With all the so called international travel protocols who the fuck was asleep at the wheel.
Why do we keep hearing about a vaccine mandate when the various levels of government in Canada and the States are not even enforcing some of the very basic protocols and rules.
Do It Again
When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.
TSN – The Shift: Evander Kane – Part 1
Kane better hope his hockey skills remain sharp for a few more years, cuz he sure has no future on comedy.
Just give me 25 guys on the last year of their contracts; I’ll win a pennant every year.
ESPN – Revell – Michael Vick reimburses creditors in rare debt payback
I made up my mind, but I made it up both ways.
Vox – Donnelly – Letterkenny, streaming on Hulu, is a love letter to small-town life and weird, wonderful slang
TDN – Book Review: Thoroughbred Investor’s Bible
America’s Best Racing – Author John Perrotta Chats His Book ‘Thoroughbred Investor’s Bible’ and Advice for New Owners
ESPN – Getzenberg – Kansas City Chiefs fans, in nod to Bills Mafia, donate $255,017 to Buffalo children’s hospital
The Ringer – Siegel – How to Become Sean Payton, by Kevin James
The Ringer – Solak – Four Takeaways From the NFL’s First Wave of Head Coaching Hires
Sports Business Journal – Fischer – SBJ Football: Expect Broncos’ sale announcement next week
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Paulick Report – Voss – NYRA Vs. Baffert Hearing Concludes; Several Steps Remain Before A Decision
TDN – Thornton – Credibility Challenged, Former NY Steward Erupts at Baffert Hearing
Bloodhorse – Downey – NYRA Concludes Case Against Baffert, Defense Opens
TDN – TD Thornton – ‘Social Licensing’ The Day Two Focal Point of Baffert/NYRA Hearing
Bloodhorse – Downey – Toutain Offers Specialized Testimony at Baffert Hearing
TDN – Bill Finley – Baffert Takes Stand In NYRA Hearing; KY Hearing Next
Paulick Report – Voss – Baffert Reveals New Details About Medina Spirit Case In Day 4 Of NYRA Hearing
Bloodhorse – Downey – Baffert Testimony Runs Gamut in NYRA Case
Paulick Report – Voss – Baffert: Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Has Hearing Scheduled In Medina Spirit Case For Feb. 7
Bloodhorse – Gearty – Fishman: ‘The Question is, is it Testable Doping?’
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Hayward – USADA have proved themselves time and again – there’s not a better option for racing
TDN – NYRA Considers Action Against Potts
Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Monmouth Targets March Start for Fixed Odds
Phil has a question:
Why do all the racing powers that Bee peer through their rose coloured glasses when discussing how many bettors will move from other forms of gambling to horse racing fixed odds betting but fail to look at the other side, how many horse racing bettors are moving to sports betting and other forms of gambling.
TDN – Ross – 2021 California Handle & Purses by the Numbers
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 Handle & Purse Comparison – Thoroughbred Association and Racing Fair CA Hosts
Sports Business Journal – McCormick – Monumental S&E unveils plans for massive esports center
Los Angeles Times – Amy Schneider’s historic ‘Jeopardy!’ reign has ended — thanks to this question
Elle – Weaver and Puckett-Pope – How I Met Your Father: Everything We Know About the HIMYM Spinoff Starring Hilary Duff
Phil has a question:
Will Comrie get a cameo.
What Giada De Laurentiis And Bobby Flay’s Relationship Is Like Today
No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.
Boys of Summer
Phil M Stockmen