I have long discouraged political talk on this blog and that is still the case. Baseball should be a haven from such serious topics and emotions.
But as a new president is inaugurated today, I wanted to share this interesting column from ESPN’s Tom Farrey, who calls on Barack Obama to make the physical fitness of kids one of his priorities.
Meanwhile, the Faceoff blog on LoHud.comhas a good question today: Which athlete would make the best president?
I know Al Leiter wants to be. I’m sure Curt Schilling does, too. Many presidents have been good friends with athletes over the years.
My choice would be Larry Bowa. He’s make America show up early and run sprints. Go over to Faceoff and give your thoughts.