1. The 1936 Olympics: A Necessary Reflection and the Value of a Single Human Being

    “ Before the people of the world, let it now be noted that here, in our decision, this is what we stand for: justice, truth, and the value of a single human being...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 2 years ago 2,627 reads 2 comments

  2. Johan Santana's Historic No-Hitter: A Major Feat in New York Mets History

    Tom Seaver , Jerry Koosman , Nolan Ryan, Jesse Orosco , Dwight Gooden , David Cone, Al Leiter . All-Star pitchers! Superstars of their time! Superstar Mets of their time! And yet...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 2 years ago 234 reads 0 comments

  3. Sound and Fury: Significance of the Cardinals' Epic World Series Comeback

    What was observed tonight in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers was nothing short of epic! There is no doubt that 100 years ...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about 3 years ago 411 reads 1 comments

  4. Tony La Russa: Greatest Major League Baseball Manager of All Time?

    Major League Baseball manager Tony La Russa has just managed the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals to the World Series. This marks the third National League pennant for the Cardinals in the past eight seasons...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about 3 years ago 1,854 reads 1 comments

  5. King James the Pretender: Why I Continue to Hope LeBron James Fails

    In 1688, William of Orange led a massive Dutch fleet into the English Channel and landed a sizable force in England for the purpose of driving out the last Catholic monarch in England's history, King James II...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 3 years ago 4,350 reads 37 comments

  6. Letter of Marquis: Jason Marquis' Idiotic Suspension and Pathetic Umpiring!!!

    On Sunday afternoon this week in Phoenix, Arizona , the Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks played a rather intense game which featured four ballplayers getting ...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 3 years ago 450 reads 2 comments

  7. The Potomac Nationals: Why a New Stadium Is Needed for the Carolina League Team

    Minor League Baseball is where baseball's future talent resides. It's where the game's future Hall-of-Famers compete for potential roster spots on Major League clubs in months or seasons ahead...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 3 years ago 950 reads 6 comments

  8. Jim Larranaga's Curious Decision to Leave George Mason for Miami

    Although Coach Jim Larranaga deserved to explore other opportunities around the NCAA for a change of venue, his selection today to become the Miami Hurricanes' new head coach is peculiar and strange...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 3 years ago 2,572 reads 4 comments

  9. Embarrassing!!! The Saga of the 2010-2011 Seattle Seahawks

    I have no adjectives to utter, in reaction to the 2010-2011 NFL playoff format, other than "disgraceful, outrageous, unrighteous and embarrassing!" For the first time in NFL history, a team with a LOSING record will be competing in the postseason...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about almost 4 years ago 1,278 reads 9 comments

  10. National Disgrace and Shame: The 2010 Legg Mason Tennis Classic

    Arthur Ashe. Jimmy Connors. John McEnroe. Andre Agassi. Pete Sampras. Michael Chang. Jim Courier. They were the best. They were America's best...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 4 years ago 2,553 reads 76 comments

  11. Top 5 Moments in Major League Baseball All Star Game History

    The Midsummer Classic certainly has had memorable moments and amazing feats. Some of the finest moments and highlights in Major League Baseball history occurred during the Midsummer Classic...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 4 years ago 816 reads 1 comments

  12. Shut Up and Play: The Idiocy of Fusing Sports and Politics

    Politics—the art of the impossible. So often, I hear that phrase and so often it rings quite true. Politics is a sleazy arena where opportunism is shamelessly disguised as an allegedly noble quest for the common good...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 4 years ago 97 reads 2 comments

  13. Making a Killing with Little Drilling: Call for a Baseball Salary Cap!!!

    "The millionaires' game!" Those were the words a close friend of mine used a few months back during a casual discussion we were having regarding the game of baseball...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about almost 5 years ago 142 reads 4 comments

  14. Forty Years Later and Still Amazin': The 1969 Mets Remembered!!!

    On October 16, 1969, Baltimore has a runner on base with two outs. The Orioles are trailing by two runs in the top half of the ninth inning. They are on the brink of an incredible elimination in the World Series...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about 5 years ago 753 reads 3 comments

  15. 2009 MLB Playoffs: Predictions and Assessments

    Last year at this time, I posted an article of my predictions for the 2008 MLB playoffs. Of the seven postseason series, I accurately called four of them, including the NLCS showdown...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about 5 years ago 1,267 reads 8 comments

  16. All-Star Mania: Rise and Fall and Rise Again Of The Midsummer Classic

    In 1933 at the World's Fair in Chicago, an event was held at Comiskey Park. The best of the best from all across the American League and National League gathered for an unprecedented exhibition game...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 5 years ago 169 reads 8 comments

  17. Epic Perfection in Epic Defeat! 50 Years Since The Haddix-Burdette Duel

    Fifty years ago from today on May 26, 1959, the greatest game ever pitched took place. The two-time defending Milwaukee Braves were hosting the up-and-coming Pittsburgh Pirates...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 5 years ago 290 reads 2 comments

  18. National Sorrows! A Washington Baseball Fan's Ventilation

    "When sorrows comes, they come not single spies, but in battalions." - Hamlet (Act IV, Scene V) No other quote in literary history can best captivate the 2009 campaign thus far for the Washington Nationals...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about over 5 years ago 172 reads 3 comments

  19. A Case For Curt Schilling's Hall Of Fame Induction

    On Monday March 23, 2009, the great Major League pitcher Curt Schilling formally announced his retirement from the game of baseball...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about almost 6 years ago 421 reads 5 comments

  20. The Nine Greatest Upsets in American Baseball History

    The Dutch were clutch in the WBC, sending the DR straight to the ER! Okay, that was a poor attempt to sound "hip." However, let not anyone underestimate the profoundly stunning result that 2-1 victory by the Netherlands over the Dominican Republic was..

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about almost 6 years ago 1,507 reads 17 comments

  21. In Defense of Jim Bowden: Hypocritical Contradiction in the DC Media

    Hypocrisy! In my book, that is the most heinous crime for any person to commit—particularly in journalism. Washington Nationals GM Jim Bowden resigned on Sunday Mar...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about almost 6 years ago 215 reads 7 comments

  22. This Bud's for You! Or Is He Really?

    Last week, I had heard of Bud Selig's comments regarding the A-Rod steroid admission. I was expecting the commissioner to take a high road position like the Yankee superstar had done and admit ...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about almost 6 years ago 102 reads 4 comments

  23. Say It Is So, Joe: Why Joe Torre Is 100 Percent Right To Tell His Story!!!

    When the illustrious General George Washington entered a crowded room, silence ensued. The profound presence of the great man was enough to stir the silence even amongst the rowdiest of crowds...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about almost 6 years ago 210 reads 8 comments

  24. First in War, First in Peace, Last in the NL East

    Borrowing from the famous lines of "Lighthorse Harry" Lee's eulogy to General George Washington, this modified cliche best captures the futility of the Washington Nationals and all previous professional Washington baseball franchises...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about almost 6 years ago 407 reads 1 comments

  25. Jeff Kent: A Legend Retires!!!

    Jeff Kent will unlikely make a top 10 list of the greatest players of Major League Baseball for the past 15 years. However, Jeff Kent was one of the craftiest, most clutch hitters during the 15 years he played...

    Thomas Cogliano Written by Thomas Cogliano about almost 6 years ago 238 reads 6 comments