- Cleveland and the surrounding communities have several connections to Beltways, some from the past that represent where Cleveland evolved from, some going forward, and some remarkable beltways that are a hallmark to Cleveland and the envy of those who have experienced them.
- In the previous century those who had to experience the drive into Cleveland from the suburbs encountered some very smelly smoke stacks, a smog beltway that thankfully no longer operates in that manner.
- Cleveland was once considered part of the Midwest Industrial Beltway.
- Presently, Cleveland is considered part of the rust beltway area of the country.
- Very close to Cleveland is the Magical Snow Beltway in which north of one particular road, snow will fall because of the Lake Erie effect while on the south side of the same road, no snow will fall. I was able to witness this phenomena as a teenager growing up in Cleveland. I recall reaching this particular intersection (whose name escapes me now) and looking across the intersection and seeing big snowflakes dropping out of the sky like fly balls in the outfield. Yet on my side of the intersection as I was waiting for the light to change, nothing, no snow, no rain, no wind, just a gentle silence. After quickly checking to see if there were any cars coming up from behind me, I think I actually waited several seconds after the light turned green before grudgingly driving across the intersection and into the Snow Beltway. It was truly hypnotic to witness a Snow Beltway, as if one had actually reached the beginning of a rainbow.
- What better way to tribute the Cleveland Beltways own Tom Hamilton for every home run call Hamilton has belted out over the airwaves and into the stands at Jacobs Field and then Progressive Field. On occasion Mr. Hamilton's home run beltway calls have even infiltrated the television feeds of the game.
- Cleveland and the surrounding necklace of freeways have a certain beltway feel to them as they provide vital links between the network of suburban rural roadways and Downtown, Cleveland.
- Not to be forgotten are the Cleveland Metroparks, an extensive series of nature preserve links that encircle Cleveland in a beltway that is the envy of those who have moved away from Cleveland and vividly remember the Metro Parks and all of their living vitality.
- If and when the Cleveland Beltways do win their first World Series with their new name, It will probably be a Belt and a Bunt (courtesy of Manning and Underwood) that makes it happen.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Saturday, February 6, 2021
The Strange case of Bradley Zimmer and how the Cleveland Indians might be missing his True Potential.
- Bradley Zimmer can throw over 100 miles an hour
- Bradley Zimmer sometimes throws the ball so hard and low that it has hit the ground a mere 60 feet from where he released his throw, yet the ball skip bounced so fast a runner trying to stretch a single into a double was still out at second.
- Bradley Zimmer runs really, really, fast.
- Bradley Zimmer is so fast and has such a long stride that running at full speed and taking his first step onto the warning track it now becomes too late for Zimmer to safely stop before crashing into the outfield fence at full speed.
- If Zimmer ever ran into another outfielder while running at full speed, both outfielders could be seriously hurt and even have their careers ended.
- Bradley Zimmer is too talented for the outfield.
- Bradley Zimmer should either play first base, or be a Closer.
Monday, January 18, 2021
The Stolen Touchdown. 2021 Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs Playoff game decided by OBVIOUS non Targeting Call.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
NFL improved helmets seem to be encouraging their players to launch when making tackles, causing concussions, spinal and neck injuries.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
MLB baseball should adopt a better strategy for home runs that are launched well above the foul poles.
I have extensive experience as a camera person and an editor, having done both for over 15 intense years, plus another 15 years of location camera work.
I have come up with some innovative ideas for determining if a baseball or a football that flies far above the post that determines if it is fair or foul.
This is just another frustrating example of how Major League Baseball is not doing as good of a job as it can when it comes to high flying home runs.
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Friday, May 8, 2020
Out of Respect to the NHL, NBA, and MLB,... NFL and NCAA football should alternate weekend schedules for the 2020 Fall Season.
The NFL should play every other week with NCAA football for the 2020 fall season.
Even if NHL, NBA and MLB were to cancel their 2020 seasons, an alternating schedule for both the NFL and the NCAA may still make sense since it would give both sports a chance to play on even if there was a moderate resurgence of COVID and the season flu. This of course assumes that our Medical field is able to improve their initial virus triaging, which in my personal opinion believe is very possible.
Sunday, January 5, 2020
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Monday, December 2, 2019
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Myles Garrett backed up 15 feet, was then accosted by Mason Rudolph who put both hands on Garretts upper body, before Garrett finally responded, it was self defense.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
2019 Purdue / Virginia Elite Eight Game features late clock start after Missed Foul Shot was Tipped with 5.9 seconds left.
Even the Television Announcers said in advance that the second foul shot needed to be missed. On top of that, as soon as the ball bounced off the rim, Clock Management dictates being ready to start the clock as soon as the ball is touched. Clock Management took approximately 8 to 10 video frames before the clock started counting down from 5.9 to 5.8 seconds.
It appears the Shot that tied the game was taken with around 0.4 seconds, but it might have been anywhere from 0.40 to 0.31. If the Clock had started at the moment the ball was first tapped, it is possible that the shot might have still been on the Shooter's fingertips as the clock turned 0.0.
Lets not forget that in overtime, as the game was well in hand, the Referees suddenly were very big on clock management and kept referring to the scorers table to make sure the game clock was accurate. If that same level of attention had been used in regulation, Purdue might have been the winner.
One other aspect of the final play that will probably be overlooked to some degree is the absolutely perfect shoulder level pass. If the final pass had been anywhere else but where it was thrown, precious time would have been lost as the shooter would have had to rebalance before taking the final shot, and that could easily have taken an extra 1/3 to 1/2 second.
While it is possible that clock management may have affected the outcome of the 2019 Purdue / Virginia game, without the final perfect pass the final shot would have been late even with the late clock start.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
It should be noted that I believe that defensive backs are taught to commit pass interference if the receiver is the in end zone and its obvious they will catch the ball.
Example, there are 3 minutes left in the game, one team is down by 10 points but is driving, they have the ball at the 2 yard, first and goal. First down, perfect throw to the wide receiver in the end zone, the defensive back or safety purposely hammers the receiver, pass interference is called. ball is placed at the one yard line, first down. Next play, pass interference, first down at the one, again. Time is being taken off the clock and the offensive team has to risk calling a running play knowing that if they don't score a touchdown the clock will keep running or they will have to burn a time out, or down the ball and suddenly it will be third time. All of the scenarios favor repeated pass interference plays in the end zone.
This is just nuts and we finally saw it come to a full froth in the Saints / Rams Conference championship game. If the Saints make the reception, the game is over. If the Rams commit Pass Interference, there is a chance the refs might not see it, so it's gotten to the point where do what needs to be done to prevent a game ending or game tightening catch is still a win for the Defense. The Defense is being rewarded too much on pass interference plays. There is a clever solution and the NFL may figure it out, if not, just contact me. Give me a LinkedIn Skills and Testimonial Endorsement and the Idea is yours, NFL.
Is this Super Bowl 53 tainted for Tom Brady, no. And that is the irony. The two questionable plays happened in the NFC whereas Brady is in the AFC. So, we have a tainted Super Bowl 53 but it really won't reflect on Tom Brady one way or the other, Tom Brady has a chance to win his sixth Super Bowl, a rather remarkable achievement that may never be equaled.