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Don’t judge a book by its cover

August 17, 2013 “He has the IQ of a shoelace.” This was how I described Charlie Manuel to my co-workers at the BG News in 2002. The Indians weren’t having a good season, and I was venting. more »»

Change is going to happen when it comes to the game of golf

August 10, 2013 Halfway through our round of golf on Wednesday, my playing partner asked a simple question. “How can I play so poorly today after playing so well last week?” I responded with an equally simple answer. more »»

Lunch with Rocky

August 10, 2013 My mother stood with an old hero Saturday afternoon, getting her Cleveland Indians’ jacket autographed. “I had two turtles,” she told the 80-year-old slugger. “One named Rocky. The other was Tito. more »»

Is Hunter Mahan really the husband of the year? I’ll let you decide

August 4, 2013 If you are a fan of golf, you already know the story. Hunter Mahan was leading the Canadian Open by two strokes as he warmed up on the range before the start of the third round. more »»

Where, oh where, are the summer pick-up games?

August 2, 2013 There is something to be said for the nostalgia of those vintage hot summer days when only lunch, dinner or darkness could end a pick up game of baseball, football, stickball or whatever kids played... more »»

Fact or fiction

July 28, 2013 My Uncle Gary related the story as we headed for Goldfield Ghost Town in Arizona. more »»

It’s time for a TWIG — That would be This Week In Golf, of course

July 21, 2013 This has been a great week for golf. The LPGA is in Toledo. The PGA stars are across the pond. Locally the New Riegel Open took place last weekend. Stories abound concerning all three events. more »»

Making the turn in golf can be good, bad or tremendously delicious

July 13, 2013 When it comes to making the turn while playing a round of golf, most golfers have mixed emotions. Those playing well on the front nine do not want to take a break of any kind. more »»

An all-star for every team

July 13, 2013 The Cleveland Indian usually didn’t have much company. There was no guarantee he’d even get in the game. But when his name was announced, he’d look at the camera, grin and wave his hat. more »»

Just a stroll in the park for Inbee at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open

July 7, 2013 As a sports fan, I savor the moments when I get to see athletic greatness. more »»

Briefs/On the Diamond 7-5

July 5, 2013 CALVERT GOLF: The team needs players — boys and girls — for the upcoming season. Call coach Bob Williams at (419) 937-6500. more »»

Memories of Tribe’s ’95 return

June 23, 2013 It’s not often that you can see a box score from almost two decades ago, and remember exactly where you were and what you were doing. more »»

West, lightning beats East

June 23, 2013 FOSTORIA — By the time the real lightning showed up, it had been overshadowed by the West. more »»

Whiffs, wicker and while we’re young at the 2013 U.S. Open

June 16, 2013 If you are a golf fan I’m guessing you have been glued to the tube the past few days. The U.S. Open is taking place at famed Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. more »»

Playing a round of golf a the beautiful Mohawk Country Club

June 2, 2013 He was the man who called me for my first substitute teaching job at Columbian High School. I hadn’t seen him for years when I ran into him at a local grocery store a couple of months ago. more »»

25 things from spring

June 2, 2013 It’s time for the spring version of 25 things. Twenty-five random thoughts on sports and other topics. Let’s go: 1. more »»

Africa — My Homeland. Former Olympian inspires lessons in sport and politics

May 31, 2013 From mid-January to May, Tiffin was a temporary home for a Tiffin University visiting lecturer in sports management from the war-torn country of Sierra Leone on the west coast of Africa. Dr. more »»

Picking someone to finally fill out that fantasy golf foursome

May 25, 2013 When my daughter was home for Christmas last year she told me a golf story. It had me thinking about how cool it would be for me to be in the group she was talking about. more »»

Everything can change in an instant

May 25, 2013 The most amazing thing about life is how normal it can become. One minute, I was driving home, thinking about the sectional baseball game I’d just witnessed. more »»

Taking that first 2013 look into the wonderful world of golf

May 19, 2013 A month ago we were all wondering if spring would ever arrive. Over the last two weeks we have reaped the joy of watching Mother Nature do her thing. more »»



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