Category Archives: Live Mike

Column: There’s only one October

If you’re not absolutely tingling with anticipation for next week to arrive, I’m going to have to ask that you renounce your baseball fandom immediately. Yes, we’re finally here. After slogging through a 162-game season, it’s playoff time once again, and I’d be hard-pressed to remember a time when there was as much baseball buzz […]

Column: Defending the Dark Knight

I’ll be completely honest with you: I don’t quite know yet where I stand on Matt Harvey. Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last two weeks, the saga of the Dark Knight has been unavoidable. With the surging Mets heading for their first postseason berth since 2006, the issue of Harvey […]

Column: Monday morning quarterbacks

In my haste to welcome in the new NFL season this year, I forgot about one of the inevitable low points brought on by my gridiron fanaticism: the Monday morning malaise. Outside of football season, Sundays are generally lovely. Without anything to cover, the day is completely mine; I can curl up with a book, […]

Column: Hooray for opening day

Aside from the beginning of the sectional playoffs, there are few weekends on the scholastic football calendar that are as eagerly anticipated as Week 1. On Sept. 4, the 2015 Section I football season kicked off in earnest and after taking in a full slate of intriguing games, I simply cannot wait to see what […]

Column: World Series needs change

I hope you will forgive me for the dated, early-2000s reference, but I have to say it: the Little League World Series has jumped the shark. For years, I’ve been an ardent supporter of the entire tournament, including the ESPN-televised portion of it, but this year certainly highlighted some of the problems the LLWS needs […]

Column: Feelin’ old and tired

Over the last few years in my column, I’ve written countless pieces about the ability that rejuvenating power sports has and about the power of athletic competition to make anyone feel young again. But man, oh man, do I feel old today. As you, dear reader, are no doubt aware, I’ve spent the last nine […]

Column: Legends of the fall

I’m sure the 14-year-old me would cringe if he heard me admit it, but I have to say, I can’t wait for the school year to start up again. I love summer, I always have. When I was a kid, summer always meant no homework, no responsibilities and long, lazy days playing endless games of […]

Column: An Amazin’ week

I hate to admit it, but over the last week or so, I fear that I’ve turned into something of a baseball fraud. The unwritten rules of fandom are pretty cut and dry. You get one team; that’s it. That’s the team you live and die with. But with my Red Sox all but buried […]

COLUMN: Blast(s) from the past

Maybe I’m just an easy mark, but right now, I can’t get enough of Alex Rodriguez. Prior to the start of the baseball season, I penned a column in which I admitted that, despite my Red Sox fandom—or perhaps because of it—I was rooting for the disgraced Yankees slugger to turn back the clock this […]

Column: Teeing off

Amid all the excitement surrounding the PGA Open Championship this past weekend, from the weather delays to Tiger’s drought and the emergence of amateur Paul Dunne, there’s one golf story that may have been overlooked by major media outlets: my return to the links. On Sunday, after nearly a decade away from golf, I once […]