Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

From the Sidelines

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Rocktober might still be a few prospects away

It has been another disappointing season at the corner of 20th and Blake streets in downtown Denver for the Colorado Rockies. Despite having one of baseball’s premier young stars in Nolan Arenado and perhaps the game’s most...

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Apparently I picked a busy time to go on a two-week vacation

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Apparently I picked a busy time to go on a two-week vacation

There are definitely some awesome benefits of leaving your phone at home when you go on vacation — don’t have to talk to your boss, not being tied to a charging cable, etc. But I’ve also felt...

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Johnson suffers another agonizing loss in a major

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Johnson suffers another agonizing loss in a major

Most of us remember the iconic opening of ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.” You know, the one with Jim McKay describing “the joy of victory and the agony of defeat” as a ski jumper wipes out. If...

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Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Summer in Utah means spending time outdoors

Boy, did I ever come to the right place. I’m not trying to jinx anything, but the rain has mostly stayed away lately, giving way to those crystal-clear June days that I remember from my younger years....

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All-Star Baseball was always my favorite time spender

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

All-Star Baseball was always my favorite time spender

When I was little, there was a lot of time to kill between the final school bell and the time my parents would get off work and come home. Like any kid growing up in a mid-’90s...

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Our house is divided but our hearts are united

I thought I hit the jackpot when I found out the woman I just married is a baseball fan. Like, not someone who once bought a Cubs hat because she thought the little bear was cute. She’s an...

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Misspelled name no problem for American Pharoah

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Misspelled name no problem for American Pharoah

As the sun set on Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, the numinous twilight revealed the god kings of ancient Egypt basking in their glory. Again, a divine deity was crowned with carnations, a silver bowl and...

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But why did it have to be my childhood ballpark?

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

But why did it have to be my childhood ballpark?

My childhood nostalgia took a hard hit this week. As I drove back from visiting my parents in West Jordan, I decided to take the long way home and drive past the baseball diamond I spent my...

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Were steroids that bad for baseball?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Were steroids that bad for baseball?

My friends and I have this debate going about the steroid and home run era in Major League Baseball. Namely, did it help or hurt the game? I can see both sides. My love for baseball first...

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After all that excitement, I’m ready for next year

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

After all that excitement, I’m ready for next year

It may sound simple or even obvious, but one of the great things about being a sports journalist is, you know, actually writing about sports. It is one of those things you take for granted until the...

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