On Monday night, the Phillies had a tall task ahead of them. After a long rain delay, they needed to come out and play strong on the road against a division rival with the greatest chance at competing with them for the division.
Last week, my family went to the Orioles-Yankees game in Baltimore. The Orioles may have the talent level of a high school baseball team, but it was a fantastic game. The Yankees won 6-4, Aaron Judge hit his first two homers of the season and Clint Frazier, a personal favorite player of mine, had the game-winning three-run bomb, his first home run since 2017. As a New York fan, it was a great game to see in person.
Take a deep breath and smile, the best time of the year is here. We just had four straight days of noon tip-offs and college basketball taking us through midnight. On top of that, according to Forbes, 48 million Americans bet nearly $8.5 billion dollars on the NCAA Tournament. The catch is that any of those 48 million Americans who reside in Connecticut were doing so illegally, and the state is missing out on a fortune.
On March 2nd, during halftime in the UConn women’s basketball game against Houston, Rebecca Lobo’s jersey number was permanently raised to the rafters in Gampel Pavilion. Lobo became the first former player to receive the honor after being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.
It’s no secret that women’s sports are not covered as heavily as men’s. There are less accessible stats for women’s league’s and less quality air times for women’s games. However, another trend I have started noticing lately is more low quality journalism about women’s sports, especially professional basketball.