By

Roy Berger
On Trilogy Eve: As sport trilogies go, for my generation, it didn’t get any bigger or more dramatic or intense than the three Ali-Frazier fights. These were great fighters who not only disliked each other but we, the public, also took sides, not always for the right reason. As sport trilogies go, for today’s generation,...
Read More
What’s a nice Jewish boy from Long Island doing in a place like this?     For a guy who the word ‘outdoors’ means leaving the house to find the newspaper on the driveway or a summer night at the ball park and ‘bush’ means anything but the African wilderness while ‘Big Five’ always meant...
Read More
I’ve gotten base hits off former major league pitchers; okay maybe their best years were in the JFK era but so what? Most still threw harder than I can see and all got paid for playing a game that for the rest of us was nothing but a dream. I’ve played and managed teams of...
Read More
Ah, no worries yee blokes of England. Yes, you screwed up Brexit beyond comprehension. Yes, you put the world’s economy (and mine) into a tailspin, but what’s a little lost quid among friends? Yes, your Prime Minister has resigned and you just might get Boris Johnson, who’s hairstyle and persona got him an audition for...
Read More
Scott Berger has done us proud. In every Jewish parents life there are many mitzvahs, celebratory events, as we call them. High school graduation; college graduation; a career job; if you get lucky maybe an engagement, wedding and grandkids. And of course their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. But the biggie, the mitzvah of all mitzvah’s,...
Read More
I know it’s one day post-Father’s Day and as much as I enjoyed everyone’s posts yesterday about their dads, I still need to take a moment to brag on my boy. He’s not your normal companion. He shows dogged determination in getting done what he needs to do. He doesn’t beg for attention; he just...
Read More
If you’re Jewish there are some things you just don’t do. Not kosher as we say. You don’t eat a pastrami sandwich on white bread. You don’t sprinkle bacon crumbles in your matzah ball soup. And it’s probably not a real good idea to invite the Rabbi and his family to your home for a...
Read More
Maybe I’ve lived in too many places or held too many jobs or just been around too long, but it rarely takes me all six degrees of separation to find commonality with someone. Unless of course it’s the President of the Ukraine but now that I think about it my favorite server, in my favorite...
Read More
I expected the moment to be surreal, impactful, powerful and sentimental. After all, I’ve carried the vivid memory of it with me for more than 52 years. Finally, I anticipated seeing it all unfold right in front of me. My generation will never forget where we were and what we were doing on November 22,...
Read More
Rand Paul for President: Last Friday, the day before I left for Pirates camp, I finished my final pre-camp workout with my Birmingham baseball guru Jarrod Patterson. The former Tiger and Royal said he wanted two things from me at my fifth Pirates week: to give pitching a try and to hit a triple. Considering...
Read More
1 5 6 7 8

Subscribe to Roy's Blog

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.