Ever heard of Throlf? Me neither.
On Wednesday afternoon, the most rare occurrence — as in it has never happened before — was taking place in Major League Baseball. The Baltimore Orioles were hosting the Chicago White Sox in an empty stadium at Camden Yards because of the unrest in the city.
Adam Wainwright should never have been in that position. No, we’re past the point of this making sense.
The only true constant in life is change. Situations evolve; the world keeps spinning and progressing every day.
AB will get KO’d in all of this. He won’t win. He won’t come close to winning. No, Antonio Brown will get knocked out in this fight by a family of old-school, North Side Irish street brawlers.
Don’t tell me about the down-the-liners.
Now we know. The National Football League has finally spoken. Well, at least according to multiple reports they have — and the league acted sternly but fairly from this vantage.
This is the best sports town in our country. I have been to all major ones and many of the smaller ones. Pittsburgh — and maybe I’m biased because I’m from here and love this place — is the best sports town in this land.
It seems like this has become an annual pilgrimage, as Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin visited Bradenton and Pirates Spring Training camp on Monday. On his visits, Tomlin normally has a chuckle with the media, catches up with his pal Clint Hurdle and takes in a workout, game or both. But as he was there on Monday, it got me thinking … what if Tomlin had to, legitimately, select someone out of Pirates camp to take to St. Vincent?
What do you say? What can you say?
Hold your applause. Syracuse University didn’t do the right thing. Far from it.
One guy is a Pittsburgher. One guy is an adopted Pittsburgher. Both guys are tough to beat — on and off the floor.
Over this past week, my compadres and I with The Fan Morning Show spent the days at McKechnie Field dissecting and scrutinizing the Pittsburgh Pirates as they go through the rigors of Spring Training.
You had to be skeptical. I know I was. It’s OK to admit if you were too.
Can’t bring myself to think about it that much. And, even more, I can’t bring myself to envision how it would look.