Sports Columns

Baseball will always remain a child’s game at its roots

Baseball has got to be the most quotable of the major sports. From Yogi Berra to Bing Crosby, anyone involved with the game can say something classic or notable that will stand the test of time.Something said by Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella in the late 1940s will always resonate with ...

Opening Day is special wherever you are

CINCINNATI - It doesn't get much better than a vacation to Disney World or celebrating Christmas morning by opening presents.I had my version of both on Monday.Though the setting was Great American Ballpark instead of my beloved PNC Park, Opening Day in Cincinnati was the perfect day trip and a ...

Read the words, live the words

College is hard.It is also the best four or five years of a person's life.You meet people from all over the nation and, maybe, the world.You learn how to figure out life as you grow up.Teenagers quickly learn that high school, for the most part, was probably the easiest four years of their ...

’Eers have ability to pull off another upset

West Virginia gets another boundary rival in the same border state.The Big 12 is for the birds. Conference play doesn't matter anymore, as the Mountaineers are dominating the postseason in their home region.Playing less than three hours away from Morgantown, West Virginia has handled Buffalo ...

Cavs set for strong stretch

That headline has to be the most obvious statement made this year. Along with, "I'm ready for spring" and, "There's potholes everywhere."The Cavaliers were the hottest topic in the NBA even before the season started when LeBron James announced he was coming back to join his former team. Now as ...

More proof not to hit send

Curt Schilling, with the blessing of his daughter, went off Sunday on his blog, 38pitches.wordpress.com.The former Major League pitcher congratulated his daughter on Twitter on Feb. 25 after she was accepted into Salve Regina University, where she will continue her academic and athletic ...

Miami ruins Pitt’s chance

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sheldon McClellan spent most of Wednesday afternoon trying to get his troublesome groin to loosen up. At one point, Miami's leading scorer wasn't even sure he would be able to play against Pittsburgh.For a half, it looked like sitting out wouldn't have been a bad idea. ...

What is in it for ME?

Whatis in it for ME?Everything, just as long as you put everyone on the team above yourself.There are x-amount of starters and a number on the bench.Regardless, everyone is a member of the team.Everyone has a role and those roles make up the complexity of the team.Each team has a unique ...

Who’s on first at PNC Park?

Even before Deflate-Gate, there was another controversy brewing with the balls of the sports world. Like the Patriots' deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game, the Pirates' Pedro Alvarez could have used some more air under his throws from third base to first base.As his errors on the ...

Spin it any way you want, it’s still cheating

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, according to Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun Times, has asked Stephen Keener, the president and CEO of Little League International to reverse the decision on Jackie Robinson West Little League because "Every home run was real. Every great catch was real. The passion ...