Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories

If you are looking for unicorns, kittens, or rainbow butterflies, you are not going to find them here. That is because these stories have an edge to them. Kittens are soft and fluffy. These stories are anything but.

It's all in fun, because it's fiction, right?

In Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories, you will find some (attempted) humor, a lot of sarcasm, some parody, and satire. I poked fun at any and all topics on which I saw a need or an opening, all in the name of entertainment.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Come On Rob Manfred, Let Pete Rose Back in Baseball

Pete Rose is surely one of the most infamous characters in baseball history. It is widely known that Rose was banned from baseball for betting on games and for lying about it. Because he is on baseball's ineligible list, he is also not eligible for Hall of Fame consideration. Rose recently applied to Commissioner Rob Manfred for reinstatement; however, there is probably zero chance it will happen. Why does Major League Baseball need to punish Rose for life?

Monday, November 7, 2016

What Happened to the Great 'Johnny Football'?

There once was a young Texas man who was poised to take the world of football by storm. He burst onto the college scene, ran roughshod over his opponents en route to a prestigious award, and then rushed off to become an NFL star. Unfortunately, things didn't work out so well, and he disappeared at age 23 into the nether world of the has-beens.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Why Do They Still Blame Steve Bartman?

The Bartman seat at Wrigley Field.
Photo by Cubfanwooss.
Cubs fan Steve Bartman has suffered long enough. The man who was vilified by many for his part in an infamous 2003 baseball incident at Wrigley Field, deserves to be forgiven. At the time, and for years after, some people blamed Bartman's act for the Cubs losing that year's NLCS, and for their failure to advance to the World Series. Since the Cubs are now, finally, in the Fall Classic after a 71-year draught, it is the perfect time to give this guy a break.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Milo Hamilton's Feud With Harry Caray

For many Houston Astros fans, Milo Hamilton was the voice of the team. He called Astros games on radio for 28 years, and at his recent death, was lauded by many as one of the greatest of all time. Not everyone, though, thought Milo was the best. At least one iconic announcer and one newspaper reporter were not fans of Hamilton.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ten Stitches and Pouring Blood Don't Stop Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer is a starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, and he is not fazed by blood pouring from his finger. He was ready to pitch on October 17 against Toronto in the American League Championship Series, as expected. What was not expected was that several days before, he suffered a gruesome gash on the little finger of his pitching hand.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Did Charlie Strong Save His Job For Another Week?

University of Texas football coach Charlie Strong has been  under fire for his underperforming team. In his third season as head coach, Strong has so far been unable to bring football glory back to Austin. After starting this season 2-3, rumors continue swirl that Strong's time at UT is limited. Will the October 15 win over Iowa State save his job?