Late last Friday night, after I had finished writing for the day, I called my dad to rehash Texas Tech’s opening game victory in its baseball Super Regional versus Oklahoma State.
Someone always has a one-liner holstered and ready.
High schools and college sports have mostly all closed down for the summer, with only the College World Series still to be played. The NHL and NBA are wrapping up their playoffs. That leaves golf, tennis and baseball to entertain the sports fan during the summer months.
Cross words were exchanged. The benches cleared. Officials had to step in between the clubs to separate them. The hitter has reportedly received death threats in the days since.
People got a good glimpse of it when “Remember the Titans” came out. Coach Yoast’s daughter, Sheryl filled water cups at practice, grabbed players by the face mask to coach them up and endlessly paced in the bleachers emphatically questioning the referees’ calls.