While watching John Lester pitch the Red Sox to a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays I must have heard the term southpaw used a dozen times. Everybody who follows baseball (or boxing) knows what the term means. It is a person who pitches with the left hand. There was a time when I don’t […]
I’ve been accumulating some really, really significant thoughts over the past few days, and…rather than writing a blog about each of them (because they’re really NOT significant)…have accumulated them into this single post. I wonder why there’s such a flap about horses being used to pull decorative wagons through Central Park. It’s been a custom […]
POWERHOUSE: a person, group, team, or the like, having great energy, strength, or potential for success.
Powerhouse is a word that we hear most commonly in the arena of sports. It’s no secret that this past year’s Red Sox baseball team was known as a powerhouse. The Seattle Seahawks are now known as the powerhouse of the football world. Right now the Syracuse Orange are the powerhouse team 0f the NCAA […]
The World Series of baseball provides any number of opportunities to observe disputed decisions. Monday-morning quarterbacks (that’s a mixed metaphor, being a football term) love to hash over and rehash coaching decisions with which they disagree. The Manager should/should not have removed a certain pitcher when he did. So-and-so was not a good choice as […]
The word apropos has a special meaning. It refers to something as being fitting (unlike the suit in the picture to the right!) and appropriate. It is a 17th century French word meaning “to the purpose.” That is to say, it identifies some object, thought, or image as being designed or articulated in a way […]