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Happy to be talking about the Pirates

September 3, 2013 Some random thoughts while saying good-bye to summer with the Pittsburgh Pirates in first place... more »»

Wishing for a great school year

August 27, 2013 During a Pittsburgh Pirates game over the weekend, the broadcast featured clips of ballplayers talking about their favorite school time memories. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Disney movie encourages sportsmanship

August 20, 2013 Thanks to the musings of my 6-year old niece Maggie, I found myself sitting in the front row of a local movie theatre this weekend watching the new Disney movie, “Planes. more »»

Football on the horizon ... Strike up band

August 13, 2013 The students arrive for morning practice just as the fog is beginning to lift. Many have rolled out of bed earlier than they’ve had to all summer. more »»

‘There is no joy in Mudville’

August 6, 2013 Sports news this week is once again playing more like a police blotter than a highlight reel, as Major League Baseball makes a major move in the effort to crack down on the use of performance... more »»

Tweets, titles, international traveling

July 30, 2013 Some general observations while finding it hard to believe that NFL training camps are already underway and fall can’t be far behind … n We learned this week that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has... more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Local crew honored to umpire softball title game

July 23, 2013 It was a mid-June evening in Happy Valley when four local umpires stepped out of the tunnel at Nittany Lion Softball Park to officiate their first career PIAA Championship game. more »»

Age just a number in sports

July 16, 2013 Baseball’s All-Star break is full of age reference. more »»

Summer and sports go hand in hand

July 9, 2013 There’s so much for a sports fan to love about summertime in Central Pennsylvania! With the sun shining for hours after school-night curfews, kids and adults play basketball on Blair County blacktop... more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Enjoying Bucs’ success this summer

July 2, 2013 There’s nothing like a summertime baseball game, especially in a great ballpark like Pittsburgh’s PNC. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Remembering a special softball coach

June 25, 2013 If you’ve played a sport for any amount of time, then you’ve most likely been impacted by a special coach. For me, that coach was Charlotte Anderson. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Sports honor dads on Father’s Day

June 18, 2013 Some general observations as the sports world celebrates Father’s Day. The connection between fathers and sports seems to be not only timeless but never ending. more »»

Olympics ‘special’ for officers

June 11, 2013 The sight of those circling red and blue police lights in your rear view mirror can illicit feelings of anxiety, fear and maybe even anger. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: NASCAR salutes military before Memorial Day

May 28, 2013 We all know that Memorial Day weekend should be about more than picnics and partie. more »»

Some best wishes as summer approaches

May 21, 2013 Some general observations while hoping for a little bit more spring before the all-out scorching heat of summertime begins. more »»

Reality TV offers lessons in adventure

May 14, 2013 Reality TV continues to dominate the evening network and cable lineups, with the spring finales giving way to the summertime schedul. more »»

Ice cream and baseball a good match

May 7, 2013 It’s a familiar sight this time of year: a bright neon glow illuminating the sliding window while fidgety youngsters in dirty pants and colorful jerseys wait in lin. more »»

Love of family, history drive Bedford Speedway promoter

April 30, 2013 When the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2011, a huge question hung over the historic trac. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: PSU athletics shine during Blue-White weekend

April 23, 2013 Some observations from Penn State’s Blue-White weekend, which continues to grow far beyond a football scrimmage. more »»

Blast reveals tragedy, triumph

April 16, 2013 Like citizens across the United States, I spent much of my Patriots Day wondering how a peaceful sports tradition could turn so unbelievably heartbreakin. more »»

 
 
 

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