Sports Corner Honors the Legacy of Henry Aaron

There isn’t much I can add about Henry Aaron (he never liked being called “Hank”) that you haven’t read or seen or heard. I am just old enough to remember him breaking the record in the same way I remember the Fall of Saigon, but it would be years till I would appreciate both his overall greatness and the challenges he faced in a nation so racist that he got death threats for breaking a baseball record. He will be missed, and he will be remembered for far more than swinging a bat.

Elsewhere…

  • Curt Schilling is a turd. But you knew that already.
  • The Superb Owl is set, but I don’t think it will be much of a game.
  • Welcome to New York, James Harden. And best wishes to Caris LaVert, who learned he had a cancerous growth on his kidney only because of the routine physical following the blockbuster trade.
  • COVID protocols continue to take a toll on sports, especially an NBA that didn’t make any provisions for having expanded rosters.
  • One head coach job left open in the NFL, and maybe the Texans will hire Eric Bieniemy. But I would not count on it.

As ever, all sports subjects are welcome.