"Upton on Sports" Blog by Larry Upton

Recent articles...

HOME    PLATE   - HOME PLATE - "THE REST OF THE STORY"..........
08/28/2015 @ 08:50 AM
Have you ever wondered why "home plate" in baseball is shaped differently than the other bases? I never have - but thanks to Detroit's favorite son - Jim Green - I do now.....


HOME    PLATE   - "BIG MOUTH" or just "CRAZY?".......
08/27/2015 @ 10:48 AM
ESPN analyst Curt Schilling's put his big-foot-in his-mouth again and finds himself in the middle of controversy - and "suspended" from work. I'm trying to figure out if he just has a "big mouth" or he's "crazy.?......Help me!.......


HOME    PLATE   - "DEATH ON OUR TRACKS" - (in living color).......
08/25/2015 @ 09:01 AM
IndyCar - NASCAR - Formula 1 - have all suffered on-track tragedy's yet racing fans from Maine to California can't get enough of the racing madness. The attraction for fans - speed - crashes - "death" - no different than when fans filled Roman arenas to watch Gladiators fight Tigers......


HOME    PLATE   - BASEBALL - "BEHIND BARS".........
08/24/2015 @ 08:57 AM
Do you have any idea how many prisons across America have baseball teams? Summer - the beginning of baseball season - inmates escape from reality for nine innings on game days. I played many baseball games behind prison walls in the state of Massachusetts......


HOME    PLATE   - "SPORT of the FUTURE?"
08/23/2015 @ 12:49 PM
Will "drone racing" fly as a sport? The owner of the NFL Dolphins just put up a million dollars bringing it a step closer to becoming our next professional sport.......


HOME    PLATE   - BOO-HOO - "A CRYING SHAME".........
08/22/2015 @ 11:34 AM
Major League pitchers are fed up with all the home runs leaving Boston's Fenway Park and New York's Yankee stadium...boo-hoo - I feel so bad for them....


HOME    PLATE   - "NEW WRINKLE"......
08/22/2015 @ 09:09 AM
NFL football players have been arrested and charged with "rape" for as long as games been played - but an NFL "cheerleader" convicted of rape? That's news...........


HOME    PLATE   - McEnroe - "I CAN BEAT SERENA".......
08/21/2015 @ 01:10 PM
Tennis star John McEnroe thinks he can beat Serena Williams - "in his dreams." At age 56 EMT's would have to be close at hand with oxygen tanks before the end of their first match play.......


HOME    PLATE   - "WE'VE EVOLVED " - (we have?)......
08/21/2015 @ 08:45 AM
To "evolve" is good - positive - keeps us growing as people - we've witnessed how its affected sports. Color barriers torn down (Brooklyn Dodgers Jackie Robinson in 1947) - but what about 2015 - do we still have "discrimination" barriers up?


HOME    PLATE   - "FRANCHISE PLAYERS" - ( era's dead).......
08/20/2015 @ 09:38 AM
In professional sports a "Franchise Player" is not simply the best player on the team - but a "player" that the team can build their "franchise" around for the future. Like Dinosaurs of past years - our "franchise" player era's dead........