Baseball Glory In April Could Easily Fade

by Kevin Burton    So I woke up Monday morning and all my teams were in first place, Reds, Royals, Mariners. All three.     Just wanted to say that while I can. None were tied for first either. All had very slim leads. All were still in front Tuesday.    Now it’s Wednesday, top of …

With Baseball, Here Comes The Sun

by Kevin Burton    Baseball is back!  In a virus-sick world where we can use some good news, I say this qualifies.    Did you know birds that sing in the spring, sing about baseball?  Spend time proving me wrong if you wish, but why? Instead, why not busy yourself wiping joy from your cheeks, …

Sports Hate Is A Thing, But What Is It?

by Kevin Burton    My mother used to get on me for saying I “hated’ certain sports figures or teams. She wanted me to say instead that I didn’t appreciate this or that about them.   Well OK, call it sports hate then.    When I say I love my wife and I also love …

Atlanta “Hammers” Name Would Honor Hank

by Kevin Burton      In January I wrote about the great Hank Aaron in the context of including Negro League Statistics as official MLB stats (“Of Hank Aaron, Uncle Pint And Statistics,” Jan. 16).    Sadly Aaron died a few days later, on Jan. 22, at the age of 86.    Shortly after that an …

Cleveland Indians Should Become “Blues”

by Kevin Burton    Cleveland’s Major League Baseball franchise is doing the right thing by dropping the name “Indians,” but what should the new name be?    The team, established in 1901, announced the move last month, following the lead of the Washington DC pro football franchise that dropped the name “Redskins.”    These moves …