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.

Archive for 'Beyond Golf'

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 [...]

Camps still divided in HOF vote

Camps still divided in HOF vote

Getting into Baseball’s Hall of Fame is a narrow, uncertain path. One of the main reasons is the fact that for all the hard statistics, records and milestones, it is still a subjective vote among the [...]

Predictions: College bowl games

Predictions: College bowl games

One of the wildest games of the college football bowl season ended up being the title-clincher for Bob Sherwin. All but assured of going into the National Championship game with a one-game lead over Kirby Arnold [...]

Griffey a shoo-in for Hall of Fame honor

Griffey a shoo-in for Hall of Fame honor

(Editor’s note: This article was first published by MLB.com in 2010.) SEATTLE – There isn’t a statue of him near any of the gates leading into Safeco Field, but anyone that knows anything about the Mariners understands [...]

New HOF voting rule is way off base

New HOF voting rule is way off base

One of the rotten things about getting old(er) is that you never know when you’ll be informed that you no longer are worthy of doing something you have done diligently and honestly for the past 32 [...]