As the 117th World Series got underway Tuesday night in Houston, news surfaced that Major League Baseball was on the brink of slashing its own wrists.
SIOUX CITY — This Cedar Rapids Washington High School alumnus is proud to ponder a famous quote uttered by George Washington in 1799, two years after he completed two terms as our nation’s first president.
SIOUX CITY — The general consensus is that Saturday’s 23-20 victory over Penn State was the biggest football victory for the Iowa Hawkeyes since 1985.
SIOUX CITY – The book “Friday Night Lights,’’ which later became a motion picture and then a popular TV series, focused on high school football in Texas.
SIOUX CITY — We live in an area where college football loyalties are divided between Iowa, Iowa State and Nebraska. I can’t imagine any feasible process that could tell us what percentage of Siouxland fans favor each of the three.
SIOUX CITY – Tom Hanks was wrong in “A League of Their Own.” No crying in baseball? Believe me, the tears are plentiful and genuine and heartfelt.
SIOUX CITY – It was such a suspenseful Monday afternoon for the Sioux City Explorers, you might have thought Alfred Hitchcock had written the script.
SIOUX CITY – The words on the other side of the dash are called a “dateline,’’ even though it’s been decades since it ceased to include a date.
SIOUX CITY — I shake my head sometimes when I realize the 2018 induction of Jack Morris into the Baseball Hall of Fame made it an even 40 people I’ve interviewed from the shrine in Cooperstown, N.Y.
SIOUX CITY – My personal experience is immaterial, I know, but it tends to color my thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic and so many of the various tributaries this period in history has created.
CHICAGO – There are plenty of people all over the Midwest whose fondness for the Chicago Cubs baseball team becomes a significant part of who they are.
SIOUX CITY – The Houston Apollos baseball franchise has been in operation since 2002 and has campaigned the last several summers in something called the Pecos League.
SIOUX CITY – Back on June 25, the Cleburne Railroaders baseball team fidgeted for at least five hours on a broken-down bus near Kansas City, waiting for a new bus to arrive and complete their trip to Sioux City.
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