Remember when no one outside of Kent County cared about Grand Rapids? When the only reason GR would be mentioned was when the fact that more Jello is eaten here per capita than any other American city. Those days are over. Really.
After having baseball pitchers getting beaned at alarming rates, Major League Baseball gave players the option of wearing a newly designed protective cap. It kinda looks a regular hat...with a batting helmet stuffed inside.
My biggest guilty pleasure? Keith Olbermann. I was never a huge Olbermann fan on Sportscenter or MSNBC or even Current back in the day. Pompous, blowhard and long winded. Words to describe politicians, my former boss, and Keith Olbermann.
I lived in Gaylord, and it was 97 degrees that Friday. I stayed the night in an air conditioned hotel room and watched the whole thing on TV like everyone else did. I still can hear the police officer on TV say: "The Los Angeles Police Department, right now, is actively searching for Mr. (O.J.) Simpson” and could hear the audible gasps and whistles from the media. It was a bombshell no one had anticipated.
If you wait for years for a sporting event to roll around, you don't need any help getting excited. But that doesn't mean that a great hype video won't help keep you amped while you count down the hours until kickoff.
Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has played an integral role in making the A's one of the top teams in the American League. In only his third year in MLB, Cespedes doesn't have quite the hype and flash as fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig, but the talent is unquestioned.
LPGA pros Morgan Pressel and Nicole Castrale might not have quite arrived with a fashion suggestion revealed this morning, but they both embrace the reasons behind the red argyle that's popped up around Grand Rapids since May 9.
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