Andy Baskin writes about Sports for the Cleveland Jewish News. Follow Andy on Twitter @andy_baskin.
As summer wraps up and the kids head back to school, the importance of having kids involved in youth sports has really been on my mind the last few weeks.
The Athletic ran a story earlier this week about Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan telling his staff the team is not moving the franchise. There was some off-season buzz about Nashville, Tenn., looking for a team. The city will be in the running to lure a team or perhaps grow in an MLB expansion. Athletic writer Jason Lloyd, a co-writer of the story, joined my radio show and said the folks in Nashville don’t have the Indians on the radar.
Father’s Day is always a reminder of a few things. First and foremost, how much I miss my father. How much I enjoy being a father. How great my late brother and brothers-in-law were as fathers and the Cleveland Cavaliers winning a championship five years ago.
The 202One Summer Olympics are set for Japan. At least at the time this story is being written, it is still on. But that is not the only Team USA getting set to go overseas.
A few weeks back I was asked the question about whether professional athletes should have to speak to the media. Kyrie Irving, the former Cleveland Cavs guard and current Brooklyn Nets star, took a $35,000 hit for not speaking to the media. He called the media “pawns.”