Hockey, hockey, hockey.
While watching three different sporting events yesterday, I was reminded of this fine game on ice.
First, during Golf Channel’s pre-PGA Championship press conferences I heard Sam Weinman asking questions at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. Just hearing his voice got me thinking about the good old days when Sam was covering the Rangers and making this blog what it is. I really miss him. So do we all at LoHud.
Then I was watching the Yankees at Texas, and I heard the fans in Arlington chanting, “Let’s Go Rangers, clap, clap, clap-clap-clap.” Where have I heard that before?
Finally, watching the sports highlights I saw the baseball brawl between the Reds and Cardinals. Did youse see that one? It wasn’t quite a hockey donneybrook, but for baseball it was pretty good.
Lots of grappling, some punches, a few kicks. Real anger, including another near Tony LaRussa-Dusty Baker punchout in the battle of the old guys. At the end of the YouTube clip above, they show some of their other incidents.
The kicking reminded me of a softball team on which I played years ago. We had two brothers, who shall remain nameless, on the team. They were both like nth-degree black belts. Well, we were batting when there was a little dustup near second base. And as our bench was sprinting onto the field, there our two black belts were taking off their shoes.
Hah. True story.
Update: The YouTube clip was removed by MLB. So I linked to a slightly different one, from MLB.com.