We Are Family Rekindled in Pittsburgh

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http://www.wbaisports.com/media/539/We-Are-Family-Rekindled-in-Pittsbugh   The Pittsburgh Pirates have not won a World Series title since their 1979 ball club who had the moniker “We are family” beat the Baltimore Orioles in seven games.  Before this season the last time the Pirates had made the playoffs was 1992.  That was also the last time Pittsburgh finished with a record over .500 and it …

The Night Tracy McGrady Brought Hope To The Garden

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With the retiring of Tracy McGrady this week it made me think back to the time when he was a New York Knick.  It was for just a brief time in 2010 from the middle of February to the middle of April.  It was right before the highly anticipated free agent summer that highlighted Lebron James.  At the time of …

NBA Presidential Inauguration on King Day

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                On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s I have a dream speech during the March on Washington we look back to Martin Luther King day 2009 which was also the day the first black president of the United States Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president.  We went around the NBA to get the thoughts of …

Manager Mookie Wilson and his African-American Future Stars

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http://www.wbaisports.com/media/522/Manager-Mookie-Wilson-and-The-African-American-Future-Stars Since Alfonso Soriano won most valuable player honors in Major League baseball’s Futures game in 1999 in Boston’s Fenway park during all-star Sunday the event has been a part of the all-star festivities.  This year the all-star game was at city field and the Futures game was at Citi Field where former longtime New york Met Mookie Wilson managed …