Here’s an idea of what a recent series of days was like for me:
Wednesday: Covered a boys lacrosse game. Froze.
Thursday: Covered a baseball doubleheader. Froze.
Friday: Covered a boys lacrosse game. Froze.
Saturday: Covered a girls lacrosse game. Froze.
Notice a trend?
“WE INTERRUPT THIS FAMILY FOR BASEBALL SEASON.”
So reads the quaint sign, decorated with a baseball and bat, hanging by the front door of the Mahon family residence. It says a lot about one of the biggest baseball families in Mattituck, but doesn’t come close to preparing visitors for what is inside.
I have often joked that I am well qualified to give a seminar to sports reporters on how to cover the blowout game. You know, a game that is basically over minutes after it began.
Friday, Aug. 5, was a big day. I had it marked down on my calendar for months, as if I might forget. LOL. No chance of that happening.
How could one overlook the greatest sports day of the year (or more accurately, four years), the official start of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
It is true that first impressions can be lasting impressions. Not always, but in this case, it certainly is the case.
My first impression of the quality of college summer league baseball we see on eastern Long Island was unforgettable.
Ah, springtime. There’s nothing quite like it, is there?
Spring must have a good public-relations person.
They are the modern high school version of gladiators.
Wrestlers are tough. They have to be, competing in the toughest of high school sports.
What I used to find somewhat embarrassing, I now find amusing.
It’s not uncommon when I will be at a sporting event, scribbling something down into my reporter’s notebook, when someone will catch a glance of my notes and be stunned at what he or she sees.