This is a gathering place to talk about sports beyond golf. After all, we can’t help ourselves. We spent our lifetimes covering a wide range of events, from the Olympics to the NCAAs, from World Series to Super Bowls. We have a passion for golf and a tendency to offer opinions on all sports. We enjoy the debate. Think of this space as folks just sitting around a table, maybe a cold one in our hands, and letting loose.

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A father’s love: Senior and Junior’s link

A father’s love: Senior and Junior’s link

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Ken Griffey Sr. never had the swing his son had. That couldn’t be taught. It came naturally. He also played in a different era that kept him away from home, limiting his opportunities [...]

Experiencing another Junior moment

Experiencing another Junior moment

COOPERSTOWN, NY — When it comes to baseball  heaven, there is no place quite like this out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere town that, for one weekend of every year, steals the spotlight from the various Major League pennant races. And, for [...]

Sr. knew in ’90 that Jr. had HOF talent

Sr. knew in ’90 that Jr. had HOF talent

COOPERSTOWN, NY — It wasn’t until they played side-by-side in the Mariners outfield during the final six weeks of the 1990 season that Ken Griffey Sr., realized that the player on his left had Hall of Fame [...]

Junior is days away from HOF Induction

Junior is days away from HOF Induction

COOPERSTOWN, NY — Ever since he was voted, almost unanimously, into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Ken Griffey Jr., has been doing something that makes him uncomfortable — talking about himself. It was that way during [...]

Griffey is a long-ball hitter in golf, too

Griffey is a long-ball hitter in golf, too

SAMMAMISH, Wa. – In a little more than seven weeks, Ken Griffey Jr. will stand in front of a large audience in Cooperstown, NY, and deliver what surely will be a from-the-heart speech. And in typical fashion, Junior [...]

NL West: Even-money on the Giants

NL West: Even-money on the Giants

It has been rather odd the way the Giants have established a feast-or-famine pattern the past five Major League seasons. They go from champs to chumps from one campaign to the next. Well, this is an [...]

AL West: Texas tandem in the playoffs?

AL West: Texas tandem in the playoffs?

What does it say about a five-team division that sent two teams to the post-season a year ago. It means those other three teams had better buckle up. This could be a wild ride in the [...]

Griffey’s greatest asset: His heart

Griffey’s greatest asset: His heart

With all the focus this week on Ken Griffey Jr., the thrills he gave the fans, the feats, achievements and milestones, how should he be remembered? (this sounds like a memorial instead of a celebration). His [...]

Junior Griffey, 7 others, get my HOF vote

Junior Griffey, 7 others, get my HOF vote

(Editor’s note: Three Golferswest.com writers, Jim Street, Bob Sherwin and Kirby Arnold, were, in another life, baseball beat writers, having combined for nearly 100 years of covering the sport. Here are their three perspectives and votes [...]

Ten on my ballot; two make the Hall

Ten on my ballot; two make the Hall

I checked the names of 10 great players on my 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot — Jeff Bagwell, Ken Griffey Jr., Trevor Hoffman, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling, Lee Smith [...]