#63 Sports Camp 2020

Well, I must say, this was a good one.  Below was the schedule for first annual Sports Camp 2020: Sports Camp 2020 Dates               Tues – 28th/Wed – 29th / Thurs – 30th       TIME Tuesday Activities – July 28 – Camp Opening Ceremonies/Check-in                         Wednesday Activities – July 29th Screen Time                                                                                                 7:00AM – 8:30 Depart                                                                                                                  9:00 BoulderingContinue reading “#63 Sports Camp 2020”

#62 The Restart

Today is August 1, 2020.  We are about a week into the restart of professional baseball, or I guess, more accurately referred to as Opening Day of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, a season that will go down as unlike any other.  At this point it is anyone’s guess if the baseball season, nowContinue reading “#62 The Restart”

#61 Uncle Jimmy

No, not that Uncle Jimmy; this is about a different Uncle Jimmy; the Uncle Jimmy you would wish for. So what do Bobby Lillis, Bill Monbuquette, Johnny Werhas and Gene Conley have in common?  That’s right, Uncle Jimmy. – Bobby Lillis was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951.  He did not make the bigContinue reading “#61 Uncle Jimmy”

#60 The Cut-out Fans and the Cut up season

The next story was actually supposed to be #59, a glimpse of the career of Laura Baugh, a female professional golfer from Long Beach who grew up with Marijane.  Given the sudden intervention of the Major League Baseball season, I have elected to put Laura on hold for a minute and skip ahead to theContinue reading “#60 The Cut-out Fans and the Cut up season”

#58 Magic Johnson

OK, let’s see where did I leave off?  SSOMG has taken about a two week break as a result of moving out of my office and out to Pauma Valley and then back again to host Eli and Fox, and it has been just a good time to concentrate on other things that are happeningContinue reading “#58 Magic Johnson”

#57 Michelle Wie

Well, on this Independence Day I think SSOMG will steer clear of any stories having to do with our forefathers to avoid obvious missteps and other politically incorrect interpretations.  Today let’s celebrate the independence of women over the last many decades and tell a story about a very independent and incredibly gifted and talented 4Continue reading “#57 Michelle Wie”

#56 Monday Night Football

Well, it’s Monday Night, so it seems like a good night to tell the story about Monday Night Football. Assuming they actually have a 2020 NFL football season, this year will mark 50 years of Monday Night Football broadcasts.  The first year of MNF kicked off with Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell and Don Meredith asContinue reading “#56 Monday Night Football”

#55 Dice Baseball

Ok, here’s a good one. I should have thought about this back in March when they put all the real games away. We could have started our own Dice Baseball League. During all this covid down-time we could have been playing dice baseball, instead of sitting around staring at a blank TV screen, or tryingContinue reading “#55 Dice Baseball”

#54 The Season of 37%

The what? That’s right.  Get used to it.  From now until October we will be dividing everything by .37… 60 games; Today, at last a decision was made by all of the powers that be.  Major league baseball will head back to Spring (?) training by July 1st and professional baseball will resume by JulyContinue reading “#54 The Season of 37%”

#53 Father’s Day

Ok, sort of a no-brainer selection for today’s story. Father’s Day; normally I would be watching the last few holes of the US Open, just as I was at Pebble Beach last year.  No Open this week, but a pretty good story at the RBC Heritage where there are a bunch of great golfers playingContinue reading “#53 Father’s Day”