Happy Opening Day, Jock Blog Nation!
Remember in middle school, when you had to write a report and it was really, really tempting to copy the World Book Encyclopedia and hand it in as your work?
Now, the James Wiseman Watch truly begins.
No sport has changed before our eyes faster than baseball, as I was just saying to my third baseman stationed in right field, over near the computer printer.
It last made an impact on your life in June of 2019, but now it’s coming back.
The universe works in funny ways. Just as 49ers fans were still coming to grips with losing Matt Stafford to the NFC West rival L.A. Rams, the NFL Network on Monday night decided to replay Super Bowl 54 in its entirety.
On the same day George Springer signed with the Toronto Blue Jays, new Giants pitcher Alex Wood told reporters about his movement profile, his horizontal and ‘vert’ break, and his perceived movement — “metrically speaking”, of course.
James Harden is a Brooklyn Net. God bless the NBA.
I suppose I should start the Lightly-Read 2021 Jock Blog with a smoldering hot take about how the 49ers’ 6-10 season was a sign of decline, how a reboot is in order, and how Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch should be on the hot seat.
So 2020, the year with a million pejorative adjectives attached to it, actually just got *worse* for the 49ers.
This Jock Blog is being penned just 24 hours after the first phone alert that Klay Thompson — no, not Klay! — went down in a pickup basketball game in Los Angeles with what was feared to be a significant heel injury.
Can’t tell you how many Jock Blogs in the last eight months have centered around the search for normalcy
What we need is a good old-fashioned Hot Stove League session.
Devoted readers of the LRJB (Lightly-Read Jock Blog, for you newcomers) could see this one coming like a Cody Bellinger two-cheeked swing for the fence.
To endorse the return of “No-DH” ball in the National League is not a knee-jerk thing, it’s not a howling repudiation of the designated hitter.
I get it, we live in a world where we have to feed the ‘Take Machine’. I understand.
Of all people, I didn’t expect our Murph & Mac platinum member “Friend of the Program” (Gentleman) Jim Nantz to knock me for a loop about the 2020 49ers.
No, the Jock Blog does not usually use datelines. But this one is different. This one is written from the ballpark.
Loving college football on Saturdays isn’t a totally clean ethical experience in 2020.
For a region going thru an apocalyptic nightmare of air quality, fire destruction and a crippling pandemic, we sure do it have good on the sports scene.
The discovery of hitting the baseball for the San Francisco Giants.