About Jake Donnelly

Sports broadcaster, specializing in play by play. Have called every sport under the sun with the exception of cricket, rugby, and kabaddi, but I wouldn't mind giving all three of those a try. The only promise I give you is if you tune in to one of my broadcast, for however long you do so, you'll enjoy life during that period of time. These blogs are my way of sharing with the world my passionate (and hopefully articulate) responses to the sports world and the world in general. I do not mean to offend anybody with these blogs, but if you're offended, hey, contact me and I'm always up for a discussion or debate.

A Baseball Injustice; Jonathan Lucroy and a Forgotten Fundamental

Jonathan Lucroy Commits the Gravest of Catcher Sins so Jake Marisnick Gets Suspended Baseball is slowly shedding the fundamentals that made it such a fun game to watch for more than a century. First, it was the erosion of the sacrifice bunt. Second, came the sudden disappearance of its cousin, the sacrifice fly. Now we [...]

By |2019-07-13T08:18:00+00:00July 13th, 2019|Baseball, MLB, News|Comments Off on A Baseball Injustice; Jonathan Lucroy and a Forgotten Fundamental

Colin Kaepernick Finally Comes Clean

Colin Kaepernick Shows His True Colors; They Are Not Red, White and Blue It. Was. Never. About. Police. Brutality. When Colin Kaepernick took a knee to supposedly protest against police brutality, the timing seemed weird. He stood as a starter, he kneeled as a backup. Those doubting his sincerity--but wanting to believe maybe the timing [...]

By |2019-07-06T09:30:28+00:00July 6th, 2019|General Sports, News, Politics|Comments Off on Colin Kaepernick Finally Comes Clean

Police Malfeasance as Unmasked by Antifa

When Police Do Not Do Their Job, There is No Law and Order The vast majority of police nationwide are legitimate heroes. You do not hear about the thousands of stories every day of police simply doing their jobs and making their communities better by making their communities safer. That is their main goal; to [...]

By |2019-06-30T08:21:23+00:00June 30th, 2019|Journalism, News|Comments Off on Police Malfeasance as Unmasked by Antifa

The Spanish Problem at the Democratic Presidential Debate

Democratic Hopefuls Speaking Spanish; Why Democrats Learned Nothing From 2016 No, the United States still does not technically have an official language. Yes, English is the de facto official language and you must--with rare exceptions--take the U.S. citizen's test in English. However, if you came away from the First Round of the Democratic Presidential Debate a [...]

By |2019-06-27T14:30:29+00:00June 27th, 2019|News, Politics|Comments Off on The Spanish Problem at the Democratic Presidential Debate

The Two Sides of the Media Bias Coin

Media Bias is Easy to See... and Not So Easy to See When it comes to media bias, most people think they know what it entails. Turn on the television, check out CNN or MSNBC and get the news. Then change the channel to Fox News. Boom! Media Bias. With practically every story shown on [...]

By |2019-06-26T07:42:15+00:00June 26th, 2019|Journalism, News, Politics|Comments Off on The Two Sides of the Media Bias Coin

The Refund Game; Fans at Fenway Deserve Their Money Back

The Boston Red Sox Just Played a Refund Game for the Ages; Let's Go Over it in Detail! It was all going so smoothly... until it wasn't. When the Boston Red Sox took on the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on June 23rd, nobody watching from the stands or at home knew they were [...]

By |2019-06-24T15:24:48+00:00June 24th, 2019|Baseball, MLB, News|Comments Off on The Refund Game; Fans at Fenway Deserve Their Money Back

The RBI Is More Important Than Ever

The Red Sox/Twins Marathon Reveals the Importance of the RBI Scoffed at. Derided. Belittled. The RBI is an anachronism in modern-day baseball. Cast aside by the sabermatricians and analytical minds in the front offices of major league baseball organizations. Yet, it still shows up on your standard player bug for every bat. It remains a [...]

By |2019-06-19T11:56:48+00:00June 19th, 2019|Baseball, MLB, News|Comments Off on The RBI Is More Important Than Ever

Kyle Kashuv, Harvard, and the Stalinizing of America

The Kyle Kashuv Admission Fiasco Should Scare Everyone No. Nobody is dead. That is the important thing to remember as everyone starts to grab their spades and dig their trenches. Harvard first granted admission and then rescinded admission to Kyle Kashuv; the now famous right-wing survivor of the Parkland Shooting. By every available metric, the [...]

By |2019-06-18T12:12:02+00:00June 18th, 2019|News, Politics|Comments Off on Kyle Kashuv, Harvard, and the Stalinizing of America

The Worst Timeout in NBA History; or Nick Nurse is the Anti-Andy Reid

The Worst Timeout in NBA History Brings the Warriors Back from Valhalla Congratulations Andy Reid, you have company on the Mount Rushmore of Clock Mismanagement! And the newest addition joins you for the polar opposite reason. The Jolly Red Giant of Kansas City (and Philadelphia) is, of course, known for his complete and utter inability [...]

By |2019-06-11T12:48:42+00:00June 11th, 2019|NBA, News|Comments Off on The Worst Timeout in NBA History; or Nick Nurse is the Anti-Andy Reid

Why We Get So Angry Over Bad Officiating

*Editor's Note: The First Section is a Rant on the Stanley Cup. The Real Article Begins in the Second Section. Enjoy* Bad Officiating Breaks the Promise Implicit in Sports Nole Acciari was slew-footed. Acciari knew it. Every person watching in person or on television knew it. Hell, even Tyler Bozak knew it. But, the only [...]

By |2019-06-07T16:00:48+00:00June 7th, 2019|General Sports, MLB, NBA, News, NFL, NHL, Soccer|Comments Off on Why We Get So Angry Over Bad Officiating