1. Mr. Cub died Friday, and listening to Grown Men Older Than Me talk about Ernie Banks made me realize: Baseball just isn’t as national pastime as it used to be. Can you imagine your children one day going all stoic over players that didn’t even play for their favorite team? It’s an era that is slowly dying, one funeral at a time.
2. Brother-in-Arm(chair)s Marek Warzawski wrote a fantastic piece on Golden State Warriors assistant Ron Adams last week. You blue hairs remember him as the Fresno State men’s basketball coach not good enough for you in the ’80s. This is as good a time as any to go revisionist on that idea, in case you were waiting for permission.
3. Fresno State men’s basketball, mattering again. When’s the last time anyone typed those words?