He was baseball’s poet laureate. He was marvelously knowledgeable, thoroughly prepared, eminently gracious, eternally grateful, and delighted to contribute to our enjoyment of life. He led an “other-focused” life, and that focus was us. He never let us down. And he never met a moment that was bigger than he was.
I got to see him work up close once, during the 1982 World Series between the Cardinals and Brewers. What a privilege. And what a lesson.
So long, Vin. We’ll see you around.
Padre Power? I wonder how Mr. Scully would have framed this blockbuster trade. This puts some bark in baseball’s Dog Days. Soto be it! That was bold, on the part of both the Padres and the Nationals. And that object in the Dodgers’ rear-view mirror is now looming large.
Good to have deGrom and his 100-mph heater back in the game. I hope his elbow and shoulder hold up this time.
Another missed opportunity for the Astros. They had a huge chance in the eighth inning of another one-run loss to the Sawx.
For now at least we’ll call the Cowboys’ WR corps “CeeDee and the Little Lambs.” Yeesh.
The Broncos’ receiver room could use some help, too, after the highly respected Tim Patrick went down with a season-ending ACL injury on Tuesday.
See, Dolphins. This is why you can’t have nice things. You’ve assembled a team that is good to go. But now this. Serial tampering from 2019 to 2022. You thought you could get away with that, Stephen Ross?
Meanwhile, Watson gets just six games. I have a hard time understanding this sport sometimes.