Legends Hang On, Beat Bayou City Heat

by Kevin Burton    The USA Legends scored six in the top of the first, then held on to beat Bayou City 11-10 Friday.    The win earned the team 11th place in the 2021 National Beep Baseball Association World Series.  The grand experiment in AARP beepball netted four wins and four losses against younger …

Legends Fade Under The Wichita Heat

by Kevin Burton    The following is not a Page 7 exclusive by any means, everybody knows it: in the sports world, Father Time is still undefeated.    It is true in all sports, even baseball for the blind.    Father Time administers a butt kicking even more consistently than the Indy Thunder.    To …

3-1 Legends Face World Champion Thunder

by Kevin Burton    The USA Legends ran their record to 3-1 at the 2021 Beep Baseball World Series with an 11-3 win over the Philadelphia Fire Wednesday.    Leadoff batter Marvin Morgan continued his hot hitting with four runs in five at-bats to set the tone.    The Legends have exceeded expectations thus far, …

Legends Win Twice, Play Philly Fire Next

by Kevin Burton    My USA Legends got the game they needed to get Tuesday at the Beep Baseball World Series in Wichita.    And I survived five hours of baseball after five years off.    Game one of our tripleheader was a 4-3 win over Tyler. The Legends came back from a 3-1 deficit, …

USA Legends Will Honor The Game

by Kevin Burton    Last week I got and filled a trophy case.  Next week, my play will probably not add any hardware to it.     But you never know.    You never know. That’s why the games are played on green grass under a blue sky, not on a computer.  That’s why old men …

Racism Sucks, Disco Is Just Music

by Kevin Burton    Silly me, I was just listening to the music.    I was young for sure, but not that young. Still, I had to have it all spelled out for me, after the fact.    The first person I ever heard utter the phrase “disco sucks,” years later turned out to be …

Wish I Could Talk Baseball With Costas

by Kevin Burton    Surely you’ve read some anecdotes about a kid who was treated badly by one of his sports heroes.     Famous people are just people with a job in the public eye. They are not some publicity photo come to life. So they have foul moods and some of them are generally …

My Pledge: Allegiance To Constitution

by Kevin Burton    Some things have changed since the time I spent all day and night watching Walter Cronkite anchor bicentennial coverage for CBS. Some things have stayed the same.    I was close to turning 13 then.  You can say that the USA depicted on television July 4, 1976 has disappeared. You can …

Famous People I Have Met Along The Way

by Kevin Burton     In the newsroom we called him “Governor Gopher.”    Fred Grandy who played Gopher on the ABC series “Love Boat” also ran as a republican for Governor of Iowa in 1994. That’s how I met him, doing an interview.    His birthday was yesterday, June 29. That’s why he leads my …

Bonnie Raitt And Stoking The Beepball Fire

by Kevin Burton    I’ve always turned to Bonnie Raitt to raise the temperature in all things beep baseball. Boy do I ever need the help just now.    I mentioned last month on Page 7 that some friends invited me to join the new USA Legends beepball team (“Let’s Hear It For Geezer Beepball,” …