sports and politics

How a Lack of Leadership Can Derail the Most Powerful High School League in the U.S.

The Washington Post published a long-overdue expose on the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) today, laying bare its many short- and long-term issues and wrapping it together under the story that the conference has been a year and a half without a commissioner, an uncomfortably long-time for a major conference. Let me pause here at the beginning… Continue reading How a Lack of Leadership Can Derail the Most Powerful High School League in the U.S.

Quick thought, sports and politics

My Modest Reform for the Baseball Hall of Fame Voting

There is no Hall of Fame more revered, more controversial than the baseball HOF.  Every year, fans debate passionately who belongs and who doesn't, citing stats, perception, and more emotion than the climax of a Nicholas Sparks movie.  An added twist is the steroid debate, where some of the most dominant players of the game… Continue reading My Modest Reform for the Baseball Hall of Fame Voting