"Upton on Sports" Blog by Larry Upton

Recent articles...

"BATTERING THE BATTER"........
05/06/2015 @ 11:16 AM
Pitchers intentionally hitting other team's players is as old as the game itself. Many are now saying throwing a baseball at 90 miles an hour or more at another human being qualifies as "assault with a deadly weapon."


"NOT JUST A GAME".......
05/05/2015 @ 03:13 PM
Sports impact's our economy each year by roughly $15 billion dollars. Employs more than 500,000 making an average of $39,00 per job. What would happen if tomorrow the sports industry keeled over and died?


"ARE THEY WORTH IT?"
05/05/2015 @ 09:03 AM
We're a month into the baseball season - enough time to evaluate the guys who grabbed headlines and commanded top dollar this winter - how are they doing with new teams? I'm only examining "free agents."........


"HELLO SUCKER"............
05/04/2015 @ 12:03 PM
Boxing's "Fight of the Century" was a bust for fans - a boom for fighters - promoters - pay-per-view- hustlers and proved again what famous showgirl "Texas Guinan" always greeted her fans with - "HELLO SUCKER".........


"IN GOOD COMPANY".......
05/02/2015 @ 09:39 AM
It's official - Controversial Yankee star Alex Rodriguez pinch hit at Boston's Fenway Park Friday night - hit a home run - and tied Giant's Hall of Famer Willie Mays fourth-place on the all-time home run list.......


"FIGHT OF THE CENTURY" - (part 1)
05/01/2015 @ 05:44 PM
Calling tonight's fight at the Vegas MGM Grand Hotel between Mayweather - Pacquiao the "Fight of the Century" is the "biggest con" in recent sports historu......


"RUN FOR THE ROSES"
05/01/2015 @ 09:52 AM
Kentucky calls it the "run For The Roses" because the winning horse is draped with blanket of "Red Roses." Do you know how many Roses are needed to make the blanket?


"LOBBYING PAID OFF".........
04/30/2015 @ 11:52 AM
The NFL will end its "tax exempt" status. "What you never knew they were "tax exempt?" The league office hasn't paid taxes since 1966......


GAME TODAY 2PM - "PUBLIC'S NOT INVITED"..........
04/29/2015 @ 09:59 AM
Major league baseball introduces something "new" today - a regular season game - but the "public's not invited." Baltimore's burning - being traumatized by looters - thugs - but what the heck - "let's play ball!".......


"BASEBALL'S TROUBLED RENTAL!"
04/27/2015 @ 10:05 AM
Josh Hamilton doesn't want to stop taking drugs - he's the poster boy of what's wrong with major league baseball's policy of "renting players." California Angels are ready to close an odd expensive chapter - telling Texas and baseball - this "rental" doesn't work - "take him back!"......