Don Spieles

Don Spieles

About

First, to all the troglodytes who get personal when they disagree with articles - grow up. If you don't like the opinion, state why, and then, if you're able, give some reasons. Preferrably peppered with facts rather than profanity.

OK, as for the bio...

Being a big Boston Red Sox fan in the middle of Pennsylvania can be a pretty lonely business. I know that many will argue this point, stating that there are tons of Red Sox fans everywhere since '04 and '07, but in my neck of the woods it's mostly darkness and crickets.

The three main avenues for my free time these days include reading, writing, and the Red Sox. I try to be as objective as possible in my writing, but I am what I am and will make no apologies for it.

Aside from the Sox, my other sports interests include Notre Dame Football, the Philadelphia Eagles & the NFL, the Phillies, and to a small extent, Penn State Football. You couldn't pay me enough to go to an NBA game and hockey, though I don't despise it like I do pro basketball, just doesn't hold my interest. Golf bores me to tears. The draw of NASCAR totally escapes me...really.

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  • Griffin Cooper posted 3072 days ago

    Griffin Cooper

    Hey Don,

    People of my generation look at them fondly as the players they watched as little kids, people of other generations may just look at them as great players. I created a slide show highlighting the best players of the 1990's. If you get a chance, take a look, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/183458-the-most-fearsome-ball-players-of-the-1990s

    -Griffin

  • Griffin Cooper posted 3073 days ago

    Griffin Cooper

    Hey Don,

    There was a touching moment in the Mariners game last night, made possible by the best pitcher I've ever gotten to watch - Randy Johnson. Watching history unfold inspired to me take a look at his incredible career and count down his five best moments, in my eyes. If you get a chance, take a look at it, I'd appreciate it. Thanks a lot.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/182160-the-top-five-randy-johnson-moments

    -Griffin

  • Griffin Cooper posted 3080 days ago

    Griffin Cooper

    Hey Don,

    The All Star game isn't until July, but if it were to happen now, who would the starters be? A lot could change between now and then, but I'd like to recognize some of the top performers in the early goings. I'd love to hear your opinion on my choices, thanks a lot.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/176672-if-the-all-star-game-were-to-happen-now-these-would-be-your-guys

    -Griffin

  • Stephen Meyer posted 3083 days ago

    Stephen  Meyer

    Hey Don,

    Ryan Zimmerman’s hit streak halted at 30 games last night. As one streak ends, another is admired. Read about how Joe DiMaggio forever redefined ’56,’ and how his feat may never be broken. It is a record that thankfully cannot be broken through steroid use, and represents all that was once right in a game that has since gone so wrong.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/175186-one-streak-ends-another-is-admired-how-joe-dimaggio-redefined-56

    Thanks in advance!

    -Stephen (Heartbeat of the Bronx)

  • Joey Corso posted 3090 days ago

    Joey Corso

    Hey, just wrote a new article thats right up your alley. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/168854-baseballs-forgotten-pioneer

  • Mike Kent posted 3122 days ago

    Mike  Kent

    My father wrote a great article, i just published it. PLZ let us know what you think, enjoy

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/151130-top-10-reasons-baseball-fans-make-better-managers

  • Bryn Swartz posted 3122 days ago

    Bryn Swartz

    With the Phillies' quest to defend their world championship starting tomorrow night, I was inspired to compose the ultimate top 20 list--my 20 greatest moments as a Philadelphia sports fan.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/151016-the-ultimate-list-my-20-greatest-moments-as-a-philadelphia-sports-fan

  • Andrew Cahill posted 3126 days ago

    Andrew Cahill

    Can you believe this?

    John Lorge commented on my article paying homage to Curt Schilling about the bogus claim made by Gary Thorne. If you don't recall, he said that the blood Curt Schilling's sock was fake!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/148272-curt-schilling-a-heroes-hero

    If you get a chance, make sure to back up Curt!

  • Andrew Cahill posted 3126 days ago

    Andrew Cahill

    Pay homage to Red Sox great, Curt Schilling!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/148272-curt-schilling-a-heroes-hero

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