Sports Speak Up! Opinions on Alumni Game, pro golfers, cheating Astros

IT IS TOO BAD that the only representative at the MLB All-Star game for the Astros was their mascot Orbit (who took the fans’ boos). “I’m hurt,” and “I want to spend time with my family.”.Save the bull, you cannot face the fans booing because you cheated!

— Hunchback Jimmy

WE APPRECIATE Brandon Mason and his staff organizing the Alumni game. However, going up against the NBA Finals on Sunday night was too much with only 2,700 people showing up. A Saturday night game would have doubled the crowd size. And for our $14-$29 price range of seats, a simple printed program was expected so as to be able to identify all the players. The current UNM men’s and women’s teams were reportedly in the house, yet they and new coach Richard Pitino were not acknowledged. Opportunity missed. ….

— Joseph

I AM IMPRESSED with most everything Coach Gonzales has done and said so far and am looking forward to the upcoming season. One thing, though, that I’m disappointed to learn is that he does not know what proportion of his players are vaccinated against Covid-19. (A recent Journal) article did not say whether Gonzales himself (and the rest of the coaching staff) are vaccinated. …

— DJO

WATCHING TODAY’S young pro golfers stoically walk around the course each week, I’m reminded of my good fortune of being able to see in-person the likes of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Lee Trevino and Fuzzy Zoeller. When the latter three encountered a delay in play, it was like a stand-up comedy routine on the tee box. What fun the players and fans had. All the pros back then acknowledged the galleries cheering for them. … Unfortunately, we will never see those days again in our current politically correct world.

— Joseph

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