Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

    Rants:Ruben Amaro Jr. Amaro’s firing wasn’t much of a surprise especially when you consider his manager quit half way through the season, Ryan Howard isn’t the same player he once was and Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins are both in Dodger uniforms, the surprise is that it took this long to send AmaroContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

James Blake Arrested in Case of Mistaken Identity

According to the following published report … James Blake, a former tennis star once ranked fourth in the world, was thrown to the ground and arrested by the New York City Police Department in a case of mistaken identity. The officers involved in the improper arrest are now under investigation, and Blake is seeking anContinue reading “James Blake Arrested in Case of Mistaken Identity”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Martina Navratilova

Billie Jean King, former World No. 1 player, said in 2006 that Navratilova is “the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who’s ever lived.”[4] In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005. Tennis historian and journalist Bud Collins has called Navratilova “arguably, the greatestContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Martina Navratilova”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Billie Jean King

King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women’s doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. King often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. She was a member of the victorious United States team in seven FederationContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Billie Jean King”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Chris Evert

Chris Evert  is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles. She was the year-ending World No. 1 singles player in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981. Overall Evert won 157 singles championships and 29 doubles titles. EvertContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Chris Evert”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tracy Austin

Tracy Austin holds three Grand Slam titles, winning the women’s singles title at the US Open in 1979 and 1981, and the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 1980. Additionally, she won the WTA Tour Championships in 1980 and the 1981 year end Toyota Championships, both in singles, before a series of injuries cut herContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tracy Austin”