NBA must end tacit approval of crude behavior ruining basketball

NBA must end tacit approval of crude behavior ruining basketball

How does one seek asylum from an asylum? The games typically start with the house lights turned way down, searchlight beams sweeping the floor like a supermarket opening or a nighttime prison yard inspection. Next, pounding, threatening music fills the arena, like war drums, bellows fanning the flames. Then the public address voice takes over, … Read more

MLB, Masters coverage hits embarrassing new lows

MLB, Masters coverage hits embarrassing new lows

I’ve been writing this column a long time, 40 years. Well, not this column, but several thousand before it. Whatever, I was never witness to anything quite like what we were urged to endure this past weekend. Let’s start with that exclusive Apple TV streamed production of the Mets’ second game of the season, Friday … Read more

Mets, Nationals put fans through never-ending introductions

Mets, Nationals put fans through never-ending introductions

Had it been a scripted parody of the excesses within Major League Baseball, it couldn’t have been funnier. As seen, if not believed, Thursday night on SNY, the opening game rosters of the Mets and Nationals were introduced, and players and coaches lined up along the first-base and third-base lines until forced down both outfield … Read more