Category Archives: MLB

Just what are the best rivalries in sports?


By Ray Hamill

One of the oldest and most enduring rivalries in all of sports was back on center stage Saturday when Army played Navy for the 115th time.

And that got me wondering, just what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

It’s a question I’ve raised before with a variety of guests on my weekly radio show and one that always results in a passionate discussion, and about the only certainty from it all is there never is a consensus top pick.

But what makes a great rivalry? Continue reading

In sports, Cleveland is the Wile E. Coyote of cities


By Ray Hamill

When it comes to North American sports, there are plenty of long suffering fans out there faithfully following their team of choice and never giving up on dreams of success. But when it comes to cities that have suffered the most, nowhere compares to Cleveland.

In fact, it’s not even close.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the city’s last taste of success in any major sport, an NFL championship by the Browns in 1964, and I sure hope all the Clevelanders (yes, that’s what they call themselves) held a great big parade that day and really soaked it all up, because it’s been a long barren spell since. Continue reading

A wild and wonderful postseason


By Ray Hamill

This month marks the 20th year of the wild card in baseball, and thus far it’s been a memorable celebration.

Considered by many as the one bright spot in Bud Selig’s legacy, the wild card has changed the nature of Major League Baseball. It not only has given a multitude of teams something to play for late in the season – and the resulting excitement for the fans that goes with that – but it has also altered the playoff landscape in ways few of us could have imagined.

And this year is no different. Continue reading

North Coast Fan Zone


On this week’s show, Ray and the panel break down the World Cup draw, and take a look forward to all the weekend action in college football and the NFL, including making their weekly picks … Radio show 12-6-13

Imagining a Mount Rushmore of sports …


By Ray Hamill

So who would you put on a Mount Rushmore of sports?

It’s a subject I’ve brought up a few times on my weekly radio show and one that always sparks the most energetic of debates, while never ending in a consensus agreement. Continue reading

North Coast Fan Zone


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North Coast Fan Zone


In this week’s show, the panel breaks down all the big news of the week and takes a look at the weekend NFL and college football action …

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North Coast Fan Zone


On this week’s show the panel takes a look at some of the big stories of the week, including who now has the advantage as the World Series heads to St. Louis for a key three-game stand. The panel also breaks down the big NFL and college football stories, including all the weekend action and the first BCS standings of the season …

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