by Chris Foss
We’re halfway through summer, a relative down time for sports fans. “Big Four” fanatics have two choices right now: watch baseball, or to take part in one of America’s growing summer sporting pastimes. In the second part of this column next week, I’ll examine ways in which sports fans are getting up off the couch and actually playing sports this summer. If you’re content to stay inside and beat the heat, however, you do have options.
The trade deadline briefly makes late July baseball—and prognostication through talk radio and ESPN’s Baseball Tonight—worth checking out on air, especially if you’re stressed at work and can’t get away for outdoor activities or vacation until closer to Labor Day. We’re at a point in the competition where the wheat starts getting separated from the chaff (you Yankees fans know this all too well this morning). The buyers emerge from the woodwork, and the sellers fade off into the sunset. There’s plenty of drama and interest for your viewing and listening pleasure.