You won’t hear “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” or “Rhinestone Cowboy” playing over the P.A. system before a lot of high school basketball games, but you will in Crawford, America. Both of those classic country tunes were among the playlist before a recent Pirates’ district game.
High school baseball season will be here before you know it — the first UIL games start on Feb. 18 — and some familiar Central Texas faces are again expected to do well.
As a broadcaster for Fox Sports, Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz has heard every new idea involving sabermetrics and analytics that has inundated the game.
Year in and year out, few things in sports are this wide open, outside of maybe Stephen A. Smith’s mouth.