#TBT Sports Blog: MLB’s Wizard of Oz Ozzie Smith

Today’s #TBT sports blog features one of my favorite MLB players ever – former St. Louis Cardinals’ shortstop Ozzie The Wizard of Oz Smith. If Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow were baseball fans, they’d be off to find … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Boxing’s Raging Bull Jake La Motta

Most fighters would think twice before squaring off against an angry bull of a guy. But, for opponents in the ring facing the focus of today’s #TBT sports blog, no better nickname expressed the fear and intimidation he wielded as … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: Sports Cliches Need to be Retired

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog bemoans outdated sports cliches that need to be retired. That’s because over the years, much has changed in sports. Super talented athletes have gotten bigger, faster and stronger. Player salaries have skyrocketed. And, ESPN … Continue reading

MIKE Sports Comic Book: Surprising Sports Favorites

Volume 9 of the MIKE Sports Comic Book Series focuses on my all-time Surprising Sports Favorites. And, they should surprise you, too! My diverse choices are called surprising because they’re not all the typically expected picks for a sports fan’s … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: English National Team’s David “Calamity” James

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers former English National Team soccer goalie ignominiously named David “Calamity” James. Though David James may have not possessed the most flattering nickname in sports, this good natured goalie easily laughed off the unwarranted title of … Continue reading

Sports Comic Book: Favorites Sports Comics 3rd Edition

If you like laughing, you’ll definitely enjoy reading my sports comic book Favorite Sports Comics. I love to laugh, too. Who doesn’t? Plus, I love sports! So, mix sports and laughter, and, wham! You get a home run, a slam … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: Clean Sheet in Soccer

Today’s Friday Sports Funny features the “clean sheet” in soccer. That’s because no other sport flaunts its language with the poetic depictions and eccentric expressions like soccer or international football. Whether it’s a bookable offense for wayward defending, bringing one’s … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Former Baltimore Orioles Brooks “Hoover” Robinson

Today’s TBT sports blog features a Hall of Fame athlete with a household appliance for a nickname. He played the hot corner better than anyone else in baseball history.

Instead of an oven or a stove top grill, this third baseman was known as Hoover, short for the old American standard in vacuum cleaners. He sucked up every baseball hit his way.

In the same way Hoover vacuums were the predominant household appliance of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Brooks Robinson was the undisputed best fielding third baseman who ever played the game. Named to Major League Baseball’s All Century Team in 1999, Robinson played third base for the Baltimore Orioles for an incredible 23 years.

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Sports Comic Book: Favorite Single Named Athletes 3rd Edition

My sports comic book Favorite Single Named Athletes celebrates the top icons in sports who only need one name to be identified. Throughout history, singers, politicians, philosophers and spiritual leaders impacted societies to such a degree that a single name … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: New York Yankees Babe Ruth’s Famous Quote

Today’s Friday Sports Funny focuses on this famously funny quote uttered by New York Yankees icon Babe Ruth. “No, I had a much better year than him.” ~ Babe Ruth When questioned if his huge 1927 baseball salary, which amounted … Continue reading