From the editor

Three things

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 8:45am

It has been another great season of Seahawk boys and girls basketball — 30 wins and only six losses combined. Our season rival, Winthrop, has had just as fine a season and it may come down to a fourth game between the four teams next week at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 22 – no pressure, Seahawks. Whatever the outcome, congratulations coaches and players. You always give Seahawk Nation a reason to show up and cheer you on.

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No more Mookie, a manager (Alex Cora) fired, no replacement manager yet (as of my typing – though bench coach Ron Roenicke is the oft-mentioned candidate to replace Cora), and no decision on Major League Baseball’s anticipated penalty being bestowed upon our beloved Red Sox because of the sign-stealing scandal. Oh, what a mess. About the only good thing that’s happened during this off-season is that we don’t have to suffer watching pitchers David Price and Rick Porcello struggle through another season. There are also question marks about the pitching staff – will Chris Sale bounce back? Other than Eduardo Rodriguez, the 2019 pitching staff was painful to watch. In any case, I don’t see the Red Sox making the playoffs in 2020. The Yankees are loaded and watch out for the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Have you made up your mind on who you are going to cast your vote for president in November? I haven’t. Lord knows, between the impeachment trial, the nauseating barrage of TV advertising, and now the caucuses and primaries in full swing, it has been nothing but politics since last year. As you can probably figure out, I am more into sports than politics. Come on, March Madness!

Have a great week!