Broncos Fans And The Countdown To Chaos

by Kevin Burton      Bronco Nation, sarcasm becomes you.    The new NFL season is underway, in case you hadn’t noticed.  One team, the Denver Broncos, could have used a little more pre-season practice, not just for its players but for its coaching staff.     Denver blew a quite winnable game last Monday at …

Yay, Comma, Football Is Back, Period

by Kevin Burton     Remember the interjection song from Schoolhouse Rock?    The song says interjections are “generally set apart from a sentence by an exclamation point, or by a comma when the feeling’s not as strong.”    Well I was feeling pretty sheepish about this, but I said the sentence “Yay! Football is back” …

Baseball And Radio, A Perfect Pairing

by Kevin Burton    The greatest marriage of all time marks its 101st anniversary today. May death never part the two.    The two I speak of, baseball and radio. Baseball on the radio has been a comfort to millions of Americans all their lives.  Baseball was the national pastime, radio a sort of national …

Getaway Day, Above The Old Routine

by Kevin Burton    Tomorrow is Getaway Day and there’s just nothing like it.    It’s World Series week in the land of beep baseball, baseball for blind players. Getaway Day is about heading to the competition site and into another world.    If you’ve never seen beep baseball, check it out on You Tube.  …

NFL Football In June Is Just A Fantasy

by Kevin Burton    I’m not laughing at you, I’m laughing with you. Have you ever told that lie?    Also, what happens when your so-called “seasonal obsession” shows up out of season? Can a true obsession ever be limited to one season?    Spoiler alert, I do not have definitive answers to these questions.  …

Baseball’s 70s Mighty Have Fallen Hard

by Kevin Burton    When I was growing up in the 70s these teams were baseball royalty: Cincinnati, Oakland, Baltimore and Pittsburgh.     Of the 40 division titles available in the decade in the old playoff format, those four teams won 22 of them.  That was five each for Oakland and Baltimore, six each for …

Here Comes The Spring, I Say It’s All Right

by Kevin Burton    Little darling, welcome to sunshine. Welcome to new beginnings.    We have breaking news on Page 7 today and it’s news you can use: In the northern hemisphere, spring begins tomorrow at 10:33 a.m. Central Time USA.    You might be in church at that time, so you can let your …

Here’s To Leo Foster And Old-school Ball

by Kevin Burton    Gonna tell you everything I know about Leo Foster, then I’ll tell you why.    Foster was a utility infielder who played parts of five seasons for the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets between 1971 and 1976.  He hit .198 in 262 at bats. He had two home runs and …

Vipers Alums Together In Hall Of Fame

by Kevin Burton    More notes from the Beep Baseball World Series just competed Saturday:    I did not know until the day before the ceremony that my longtime Columbus teammate and friend Rob Weigand was being inducted into the Beep Baseball Hall of Fame at the same time I was.    I was notified …

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 …