Tag Archives: B league

When you’re the old guy on the court

I asked an aging basketball pal how things were going in the B league. He shrugged and said, with a touch of hesitation, that he wasn’t getting much playing time. “They see me as the old guy,” he said. “I … Continue reading

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Equal play for equal pay, says this old basketball player

I’m no longer a dominating basketball player. I can’t say I deserve to play every minute of the game because I’m better than my teammates. I am, at 69, an average player in the Capital Athletic Club B league. But … Continue reading

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A hothead’s outburst sinks his team in the clutch

As I have noted before, playing basketball at the Capital Athletic Club in Sacramento provides a fine opportunity to puzzle over human nature. For example, why does a good player lose control of his emotions in the clutch and ensure … Continue reading

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Competition, equality and riding the bench

At Braddock Park, the playground in Queens where I learned so many life lessons, you had to earn your way onto the big-guys court. The rule was that winners stayed on the court. No one wanted to be saddled with … Continue reading

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Playoff loss for the old guys

“But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.” The kingdom of heaven didn’t come to pass last night. The Pogue O’Sticks, the old guys in the Capital Athletic Club’s B league, were bounced out of … Continue reading

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