About Roy

My dream as a kid was to be a sportswriter. And even though my passion was baseball, I always wanted to be a hockey writer. I’m not sure why.

When I graduated the University of Miami with a degree in journalism in 1974 there was no doubt in my mind I had the credentials to cover the New York Rangers– I was Sports Editor, Executive Sports Editor and then I channeled my inner Perry White and was selected Editor-In-Chief of the school newspaper, the Miami Hurricane, which was a national award winner for excellence in journalism. I don’t remember what award we won but I still really like saying it …

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Sunday Morning Coffee — May 24, 2020 — Leaving on a Jet Plane

24 May 2020 I By Roy Berger

Sergeants Bilko and Carter had nothing on her. Sgt. Bilko, the television Army boss in the mid-1950s and 60s, shouted his orders in a very rapid and high octave crescendo.…

BaseballUncategorized

Sunday Morning Coffee — May 17, 2020 — Baseball Without Steve Blass? Maybe One Day.

17 May 2020 I By Roy Berger

Pittsburgh Pirates fans always believed when Steve Blass left the game of baseball there would never be another one played. So far, they’re right. “I’m guessing the powers above said…

ObservationsUncategorized

Sunday Morning Coffee — May 10, 2020 — Airline Common Sense, Rotten Beer, Siegfried Without Roy and Other Stuff

10 May 2020 I By Roy Berger

I’m by no means an airlines basher. I certainly could be, but instead I’ll leave it to the professional curmudgeons to handle for me. I’m also no airlines rube as…

PoliticsUncategorized

Sunday Morning Coffee — May 3, 2020 — A Bad Day

03 May 2020 I By Roy Berger

We all have our share of bad days. For some of us it’s at the office. Others, at home. Or maybe on the golf course or just while we’re on…

ObservationsUncategorized

Wednesday Morning Coffee — April 22, 2020

22 Apr 2020 I By Roy Berger

Good morning and for some of you welcome to Wednesday Morning Coffee! We heard from many readers the past couple of days that for whatever reason the percolator didn’t work…

ObservationsUncategorized

Sunday Morning Coffee — April 19, 2020 — Two Years

19 Apr 2020 I By Roy Berger

Two years. That’s my over/under on how long it will take for us to come out of the virus malaise. Nobody can really believe we’re going to wave a magic…

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