Why this blog?
When it comes to sports, what I lack in talent I make up for with enthusiasm. I never blamed anyone for picking me last for their team. Ever. But I can hold my own in a sports bar, a sports conversation, and occasionally an actual sport. In an old job, I was invited by the guys to join a golf scramble. I did the right thing: took lessons first and brought the cigars. And I sunk a beautiful 11 foot putt to help my team win.
I have insatiable curiosity about almost everything. So, I started this blog to publish what I am thinking, writing, and learning about sports. What I know about sports today is about a thousand times more than I knew a few years ago. (Thanks in large part to my husband’s nearly obsessive knowledge and willingness to teach.)
He also has a lot of patience for what he calls “the Jackie questions.” I ask a lot. Like “why do they have a player at shortstop but not one between first and second base?” I assume it’s because more batters are righties. (Trust me, it seems like a logical question if you didn’t grow up watching baseball.)
So, I’ve made some progress, but there’s always more to learn and I always have an opinion. I often think I saw something the analysts missed or are not talking about. A lot of times, I’m right.
Lucky you.Now I have a forum.
Come along for the ride, it’s a great time to be a sports fan in Boston! The Red Sox (who won their last World Series on my honeymoon) just won again, what d’ya think they’ll give me for my fourth year anniversary? The Patriots are smokin’ hot. The Celtics finally have a few good big men. And who knows about the Bruins – that’s the weakest area of my roster.