Category: Fandom

Let It Slip Away

Let It Slip Away

Watch sports long enough, and you know. Your football team is down four with three minutes to go and they give up a first down on third and long. You know. Your favorite golfer has a five-foot birdie putt to go one back with two to play, and it lips out. You know. Your basketball…

By Dan Freedman May 11, 2018 0

Too Soon…To Panic?

Too Soon…To Panic?

I worked on a movie that came out last week (note: you should see it, it is really funny). The premise of the film is that three parents venture out to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night. As we confront this over-protectiveness, we are forced to grapple with the question: “How soon is too soon?”…

By Dan Freedman May 2, 2018 0

Glass House of Emotion

Glass House of Emotion

When I coached my son’s baseball team, the kids would often have “big league” moments – trying to do it like the pros. Whenever I saw it, I would tell the player: “Just show me your professional contract, and you can do that. Until then, you have to do it my way”. The inference, of…

By Dan Freedman November 3, 2017 0

Net Over Yourself

Net Over Yourself

On Wednesday afternoon, Aaron Judge hit his 45th homer, which was followed by Gary Sanchez’s 32nd.  The Yankees cruised to a 11-3 win over the Twins, completing a three-game sweep and keeping the pressure on the division-leading Red Sox. But the Yankees’ win was overshadowed by what happened in the seats behind the third base dugout in…

By Dan Freedman September 22, 2017 0

Clayton’s Dad

Clayton’s Dad

Clayton Kershaw was born my sophomore year of high school. For reasons that we need not get into here, I cannot possibly be his father. However, when he takes the mound — and especially when he takes the mound late in the game — and especially when he takes the mound late in a post-season game — I may as well…

By Dan Freedman September 20, 2017 0

THE JOY OF OWNERSHIP

THE JOY OF OWNERSHIP

So you want to own a baseball team?  Who doesn’t?  We sit in the stands, we sit on the couch, we think we have all the answers. More cogent player personnel decisions, check. A more efficient parking system at the stadium, check. Cheaper beer, of course. A better variety of food, done. Fire that damn…

By Dan Freedman July 29, 2016 0