We note the passing of Willie McCovey, Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and San Francisco Giants legend. McCovey is perhaps best remembered for having a chance to win the World Series in 1962, when with runners on second and third in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, he walloped a ball. Which was played perfectly by Yankees second baseman Bobby Richardson, and was caught for the last out. A month later, Charles Schulz lamented the loss by his favorite team through Charlie Brown. McCovey himself said that he never quite got over that moment. But even though he never won a title, he became a beloved figure in SF and was there to see the Giants’s three wins in recent years. RIP Willie.
- Also noting the death of Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman, Sports Illustrated’s amazing football expert for many, many years.
- College basketball season is underway, and Zion Williamson, if I am reading the hype right, has already been made the number one pick and won both the Wooden Award and the Heisman.
- Turmoil in Lakerland? Is this what you signed on for, LeBron?
- Baseball GMs meet this week, but not much will happen. Or so we think.
- The Isles are in first place. This will not last, we know, but it’s fun while it lasts.
As ever, all sports topics are welcome.