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Behind the Mic: Free Admittance is so Much Cheaper

  One of the really nice perks about my job is the free admittance to sporting events. Granted, I have to “work” once I get there, but purchasing a ticket to an event is pretty foreign to me. Add to that the fact that I have a good seat; I get to talk to the players and the coaches; I can converse with the fans; and, sometimes, I even get free food. It’s all good. There are some sporting events, however, I would like to attend ONCE in my life and to do that, I would probably have to buy a ticket like any other fan. So I investigated the price (in 2013) to attend some of the … [Continue Reading ...]

The SportsTalk Shop: BML Playoff Primer

  It has been another great season for the Blue Mountain League—especially when you consider that it is an expansion year. Entering the final week of the regular season, there are still many important games yet to be played that will determine which teams will make the 2014 playoffs. And to be clear, even with so many teams so close together in the standings, the baseball this season has been of good quality rather than mediocrity. I believe all those fighting for the six playoff spots are strong teams who have had outstanding seasons. I honestly haven’t seen a “bad” or … [Continue Reading ...]

The SportsTalk Shop: The End of the Innocence

The End of the Innocence Remember when the days were long And rolled beneath a deep blue sky Didn't have a care in the world…. But "Happily ever after" fails And we've been poisoned by these fairy tales The lawyers dwell on small details Since daddy had to fly We'll sit and watch the clouds roll by And the tall grass wave in the wind You can lay your head back on the ground And let your hair fall all around me Offer up your best defense But this is the end This is the end of the innocence --Don Henley, “The End of the Innocence” This song came to mind … [Continue Reading ...]