1. Stand by Your Fan? The Game of Greed in Professional Sports

    El Hombre. It’s a nickname some have hung on Albert Pujols. It’s Spanish for “The Man”, and it’s a flattering homage comparing No. 5 to No. 6, the real Man, Stan Musial...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 3 years ago 334 reads 0 comments

  2. Tiger Woods Comes Out From the Tall Grass, but Is It Just a PR Stunt?

    He Tweets, therefore he is. Yep, at 11:08 EST, Wednesday, November 17, after dusting off a neglected Twitter account, Tiger Woods decided to rise from the depths of apathy and commence with a perky Tweet-fest...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about almost 4 years ago 361 reads 11 comments

  3. The Misplaced Adulation Of Tiger Woods: Why I Hate Golf's No. 1 Alpha Male

    I hate Tiger Woods. There. I said it. Let me say it again so you understand me completely—I hate Tiger Woods. Does that statement make me a racist? I ask only because I know some will make that knee-jerk claim...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 4 years ago 436 reads 45 comments

  4. Tag. He's It at the Open

    Bless me Father, for I have sinned.Shhhhhhh. I’ve got PGATour.com minimized here at work, keeping the British Open leaderboard—oh, I’m sorry, The Open leaderboard—within easy eyeballing...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 5 years ago 101 reads 2 comments

  5. Heavy on the Hot Dogs: How Baseball Has Gone Soft

    I remember watching Barry Bonds set up camp at home plate. He always looked like he needed oil—not so much for his joints, but for his armor...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 5 years ago 189 reads 6 comments

  6. Midterms Put St. Louis Cardinals at Head of Class

    The seasonal swelter has settled in like a wet blanket over another humid St. Louis summer, but that hasn’t affected the cool factor of baseball’s upcoming Midsummer Classic featuring the Gateway City as a backdrop...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 5 years ago 215 reads 2 comments

  7. Major League Umpires: It's Time for Some Changes

    Mark Carlson...you’re outta here!Well, so it was according to Carlos Zambrano and his imitation, yet ineffective, hook...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 5 years ago 348 reads 0 comments

  8. Albert Pujols: The Man of His Generation

    Do you ever have the feeling life is passing you by at a speed that prohibits real examination? I’m afraid I’m guilty of this lifestyle misdemeanor at times...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 5 years ago 387 reads 10 comments

  9. All-Star Shame? Hype And Methods Invite Cynicism

    It may not be All-Star Game time quite yet, but the winding fuse of hype has been lit. Ticket lottery. Schedule of events. Voting...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 5 years ago 57 reads 0 comments

  10. The Casual Fan: A Burr in My Saddle

    How long does it take you to spot a casual fan? You know who I’m talking about: the guy with the Gretzky sweater who knows who won last night’s game, but not the winning goaltender...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 5 years ago 381 reads 5 comments

  11. Stephen Strasburg: 104 MPH? Glory, Glory!

    "He could throw that speedball by you, make you look like a fool, boy."Glory DaysBruce Springsteen I’ve dabbled in some pitching in my day. My rag-arm bears this out. Boy, I could put that ball wherever I wanted...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 5 years ago 2,477 reads 5 comments

  12. Ladies of the Links...I Love You!

    As a dude who walks 18 holes with a loaded cart bag (snacks and such, ya know), I used to be a bit embarrassed to admit I follow the LPGA Tour. Okay, I was a lot embarrassed...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 5 years ago 187 reads 0 comments

  13. A Fawn in the (Tiger) Woods

    I have a curious relationship with Tiger Woods. Well, if you can call it a relationship. I know he exists; he has no idea I do. As one-sided as it may be, it is what it is...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 5 years ago 286 reads 11 comments

  14. Old Flame, Same Ball Game

    The start of a new baseball season is like getting a call from an old flame, all drunk and horny. I don’t want to answer, but my hormones sometimes get the best of me. You see, the affair ended for me in 1994, abruptly and with hard feelings...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 5 years ago 253 reads 2 comments

  15. Eastern Seaboard Programming Network

    Some burn incense anticipating the euphoric joy of the Second Coming, while others cringe at the finality of an impending Apocalypse. For ESPN, the burning of the biotic benzion begins on the eve of any Yankees-Red Sox series...

    Lenny Kostecki Written by Lenny Kostecki about over 5 years ago 495 reads 13 comments