Blunders by MLB’s on-field officials
Baseball probably has more purists than any other American professional sport. The game is deeply connected with its own history; that sort of historical connection inevitably leads to staunch resistance to the idea of change.
But the hands of the game’s powers that be may just have been forced.
Sullivan student creates school's new snack shack
SULLIVAN - A senior is leaving a mark at Sumner High School that will be hard to ignore. Lizzy Arey was asked by her industrial arts teacher to design a snack shack and tennis courts for the school and community to enjoy. And now her drawings are in the process of becoming a reality.
"Lizzy's one of the best students I've had," said John Wells, Sumner High School industrial arts teacher. "She had taken my architectural design class last year and did very well. [Plus] Lizzy is a tennis player. She has tennis in her family and I thought she might be interested in this and do a design for a snack shack and she said, 'Sure.'"
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Gambling on the Kentucky Derby
BANGOR – I’ve engaged in a lot of sports-related endeavors over the years. I’ve played a lot of sports. I’ve watched a lot of sports. I’ve participated in March Madness brackets and fantasy football and even placed a bet or two at a sports book.
But I had never bet on the Kentucky Derby.
Red Sox Report Card – April
We’re a month into the 2013 Major League Baseball season and things are looking awfully good so far for the Boston Red Sox. They’re sitting at the top of the division and performing well in just about every aspect of the game.
While they’ve had to deal with some injuries, the general esprit de corps of this team has made them a pleasure to watch – a far cry from the frankly unlikeable squads Boston has sported over the past couple of seasons. Regardless, it’s nice to have baseball back.
Patriots 2013 Draft Review
New England focuses on depth in weak draft
The New England Patriots draft strategy in recent years has involved a lot of wheeling and dealing. Coach Bill Belichick seems to take particular delight in trading down and accumulating more and more future assets. While it certainly makes sense as a long-term strategy, in the short term it can feel a bit frustrating. We want to see the team take shots at top-level players, rather than being content with quantity over quality.
However, in a draft such as this one – a draft that is viewed as a relatively weak one at the top – the strategy of accumulating value makes a lot of sense. So it should have come as no surprise that New England traded out of the first round; they got a handful of picks from the Minnesota Vikings and fleshed out a draft in which they initially only had a few picks.
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