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Cory Giger

Salary cap, floor badly needed

Major league players make way, way too much money, and the sport’s entire economic system is a joke. I realize I’m dreaming here, because it’s never going to happen, but MLB needs a salary cap for teams. Along with that, it also needs a salary floor.both of those things would be my ...

Bonifay’s impressive career includes one crazy footnote

It’s tough to top Mike’s choice of Rajai Davis, who has a whopping 415 stolen bases in the majors, yet has never fully been appreciated as one of the elite former Curve players. Still, there's really only one answer to this question, when you consider something that quite frankly is ...

Pirates-Curve bond strong, but fans shouldn’t be at workouts

Over the years, I’ve often wondered what everyone around here did during the summer prior to the Curve’s arrival in 1999. Unfortunately, we are finding out this year, with the minor league baseball season wiped out because of the coronavirus. I’ve read social media posts from countless ...

Sad to see RMU leave NEC, but it’s not all bad for Flash

Saint Francis lost not only its biggest rival, but also its biggest ally earlier this week when Robert Morris announced it’s leaving the Northeast Conference to join the Horizon League. While the Colonials’ departure is sure to bring about some sadness for longtime Saint Francis fans, the ...

Young kids, parents of athletes have had to miss out on so much

Personally, I have not missed pro sports. Having the NCAA Tournament canceled was a huge bummer, because I’m a college hoops junkie. It’s certainly very sad that so, so many high school athletes had their seasons taken away, especially seniors. I’m proud that the Mirror has found a way ...

For comfort and cost reasons, watching on TV much better

Pause … let me take a minute for a bathroom break. Hang on, what did the announcer just say? Let me rewind. WOW! What a play!!! Let me see that again in slo-mo five times from every single angle. “Daddy, can you come play with me for a bit?” “Sure. I’ll pause the game and come ...

Getting sick of greed in pro sports

“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works.’’ Baloney! What the famous Gordon Gekko character, played by Michael Douglas in the classic 1987 film “Wall Street,’’ tries to sell everyone is a bunch of hogwash. In actuality, greed is bad. Greed is ...

Curve franchise future stable, even if 2020 season canceled

These are the most tumultuous times minor league baseball has ever encountered during the modern era, facing not one, but two calamities at once — the threat of missing an entire season, plus the likelihood of severe contraction that will lead to extensive reshuffling of leagues. Let me ...

Play all games as scheduled, but keep the fans away

We are not out of the woods yet with the coronavirus. Not by a long, long shot. This thing isn’t just miraculously going to go away. Tragically, people are still going to die. The death toll already has topped 75,000, and that number could reach 200,000 or more by the end of the ...

Warriors wouldn’t stand chance against Jordan’s Bulls dynasty

This is a fun and timely topic with the Michael Jordan documentary currently airing on ESPN, but I also believe it’s somewhat of a silly debate. The Warriors of recent years wouldn’t stand a chance against Jordan’s Bulls of the ’90s in a seven-game series. I’ve long said the most ...

Remembering Stokes, plus not a good 2020 for minor league ball

Even though no sports are being played right now because of the coronavirus, there’s a whole bunch going on in the sports world worthy of commentary. Stokes’ legacy Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of Saint Francis basketball legend Maurice Stokes, who died at age 36 in ...

Man witha plan: New Bucs GM thinking young at AA

The Curve were supposed to open their 22nd season tonight at Peoples Natural Gas Field, and it was supposed to be a season that would answer a couple of big questions going forward. Now, it’s quite possible there won’t even be a minor league baseball season, making for potentially another ...

Time at home now vital to PSU’s future

Penn State has a chance to enjoy a great football season this fall — if there actually is football — but a lot of what happens months from now on the field will depend on what the players do at home over the coming weeks and months. There’s no spring practice, no Blue-White Game, no ...

Giger: Sports may not return to normal for rest of year

This. Stinks. What we’re going through in this country because of the coronavirus is terrible, for tens of millions of people. And things still are expected to get worse before they get better. We're all looking for good news. For slivers of hope. For reasons to think that maybe some of ...

Pearl Washington’s shot changed my life, and I have no idea why

Today would have been the start of the magical two-day extravaganza of the first round of NCAA Tournament, the greatest sports event in our country. I love, love, love the tournament. Always have. But we won’t get to see it this year because the coronavirus has forced a nationwide shutdown ...

How to Flash forward: SFU will face future challenges

Judging a sports team or a coach can be a tricky thing. Like with anything in life, you pick the criteria you prefer and then make judgments based on that. Using one set of criteria, the good news is that a team or coach can look fantastic. Using other criteria, the bad news is that ...

Giger: Sports world sets leadership example by shutting it all down

Let’s try to catch our breath here. I mean, the world as we know it — particularly in sports — has been thrown into upheaval over the past 48 hours, as we’ve been hit with one knockout punch after another with cancelations because of the coronavirus pandemic. This thing has changed our ...

Giger: Tough to have confidence in PSU right now

UNIVERSITY PARK — Be honest: No matter how much you’ve enjoyed this Penn State season, no matter how excited you’ve been for the great possibilities, there’s always been that nagging voice in the back of your mind saying, “They’re gonna blow it.” That is incredibly unfair to the ...