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MAN ABOUT SPORTS

Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Feb 21, 2017
Teams stock up on mid-rotation types to add depth to pitching staffs
A pedestrian pitching parade.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Feb 7, 2017
LeBron risking reputation with his constant whining
Oh boy, here we go again. Looks like LeBron James is once more getting too big for his britches.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Jan 24, 2017
Wideouts Beckham, Bryant showing new maturity
Despite Odell Beckham Jr.'s recent misadventures, MAS believes the New York Giants receiver is in the process of ditching his diva persona.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Jan 10, 2017
Magic try to compete without franchise centers of past
"Go big or go home" has been a recurring theme for the NBA's Orlando Magic.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Dec 27, 2016
A wish list of sports resolutions for the coming year
Some New Year's Sports Resolutions MAS would love to see made for 2017 — and, more importantly, KEPT.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Dec 13, 2016
College Football Playoff needs to expand to be fair
Now, more than ever, it's time for the U.S. College Football Playoff field to expand to six, possibly even eight teams.
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Nov 29, 2016
Lack of fundamentals making football unrecognizable
Like Howard Beale, the Peter Finch character in the classic film "Network," MAS is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Nov 15, 2016
Booker has Suns on rise following a season to forget
The 2015-16 season was one from hell for the Phoenix Suns.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Nov 1, 2016
San Diego, Chargers hold special place in writer's heart
San Diego may lose its NFL Chargers. And because MAS considers himself an honorary San Diegan, he is despondent over that possibility. Why? Well, it's a long but — MAS hopes — interesting story. So, here goes.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Oct 18, 2016
Long-suffering Cubs fans will find no sympathy here
Sob . . . sob . . .
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Oct 4, 2016
Time for college football to get creative again on offense
For the longest time, MAS found the NFL predictable and tedious offensively.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Sep 20, 2016
No-nonsense skipper Baker a good fit for title-contending Nationals
"Do you think you've ended up spoiling the teams you've managed previously?", MAS asked Dusty Baker, during a pregame chat with the Washington Nationals first-year skipper.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Sep 6, 2016
Kaepernick putting career on line with anthem issue
MAS comes today to neither bury nor praise San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Aug 25, 2016
Core of homegrown talent gives Pirates hope for future
The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently battling it out with several other ball clubs for a wild card slot in the National League playoffs.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Jul 26, 2016
NFL teams take different approaches in addressing quarterback issues
Just as one can never be too rich or too thin, if you are an NFL ball club, you can never have enough quality at the quarterback position.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Jul 12, 2016
Time for the analytics crowd to take a chill pill and get a grip on reality
TSSSSSSSUP!
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Jun 28, 2016
Castellanos helping Tigers stay in race for AL Central
The Detroit Tigers should thank their lucky stars they're still in the thick of the race for the American League Central title.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Jun 14, 2016
Mattingly confident of avoiding same fate as past Marlins managers
New Miami Marlins skipper Don Mattingly gently rocked back-and-forth and swung side-to-side in his swivel chair as he entertained MAS inside the manager's office in the Marlins clubhouse.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
May 31, 2016
Odor punch proves showboating in Major League Baseball still a no-no
As if the colossal divide in American politics between the Clinton and Trump camps wasn't enough, there now exists a humongous chasm in MLB circles as well.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
May 17, 2016
Murphy making immediate impact at plate for NL East-leading Nats
Murphy's Law (If anything can go wrong, it will) plagued the Washington Nationals throughout the entire 2015 campaign.

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