24 thoughts on “April 19, 2021: Liftoff”

  1. You don't see a sport choose to set itself on fire very often like European Soccer has with the Super League announcement, the reaction has been universally negative (to put it kindly)

      1. I really like the closing thought

        I could go on and on, but there is one question I keep returning to that is at the heart of the Super League question and what it means now and going forward: What are sports for? If sports are simply economic concerns divorced of anything other than that which the market rewards, vehicles for the enrichment of the entities that own them and the employees who work there, then the Super League probably is a good development and will happen either in this form or something else. But if sports are to serve some deeper purpose, something human that deals with interactions and identifications of real people and places and principles, then there’s no other way to see the Super League other than as a direct attack on the possibility that something, even something as silly as a game, can and should mean or serve something greater than its own bottom line.

      1. My nephew (my sister-in-law's kid) lives in Texas and will be going to Macalester next year. I don't know any of his social media accounts or you could send him random welcome messages!

  2. For the second straight year, the Seager brothers each homerd in the same game. Before last year, no brothers had homered in the same game since 2001 when the Crespo brothers did it. But I'm sure you already knew that bit of trivia.

    1. Thanks for that link. I had heard pieces of this story and kinda knew that the blizzard may have been apocryphal so it was nice to see it all laid out and researched.

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