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Carmel Tennis

July 22, 2015 Coach Raver

Forty-two year old Mike Bostic is retiring as the tennis coach for Carmel High School.  In his 8 years as a tennis coach at Carmel, his boys team won 5 state titles and the girls […]

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Hoosiers and the NBA

July 21, 2015 Coach Raver

According to the Indy Star, these are the Hoosier-born basketball players currently in the NBA.  They are:  Mike Conley, Memphis; Eric Gordon, New Orleans; Gary Harris, Denver; Gordon Hayward, Utah; George Hill, Pacers; Robbie Hummel, […]

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Umpiring Baseball

July 20, 2015 Coach Raver

The other day I was watching a Youth League baseball championship game.  It was a great contest between two very good young baseball teams.  Unfortunately, the game ended on a sour note. I have umpired […]

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Jimmie Rollins

July 17, 2015 Coach Raver

This year Jimmie Rollins, a veteran baseball player, is playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  This is special to Jimmie because it is Jackie Robinson’s old team.  Rollins stated in Sports Illustrated that when he […]

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Woman NFL Official

July 16, 2015 Coach Raver

This fall Sarah Thomas, a 41-year old female football official, will work her first professional football game.  She got her call from Dean Blandino earlier this summer that she will be one of the new […]

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Baseball Replays

July 15, 2015 Coach Raver

Are baseball replays too long?  I am in agreement with the idea that it is best to get the call right over the speed of the call; however, 4 minutes is way too long.  In […]

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Baseball All-Star Game

July 14, 2015 Coach Raver

As you have seen in some of my past blogs, I really have no interest in All-Star games.  Baseball is no exception.  I do not agree with the premise that the winning league gets home […]

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Soccer World Cup

July 13, 2015 Coach Raver

I am certainly not an expert on soccer, but it was great to watch the United States Women dismantle Japan in the World Cup Final.  The USA team scored 4 goals in 16 minutes which […]

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The Art of Pitching

July 10, 2015 Coach Raver

When old pitching coaches used to talk about what a pitcher was doing wrong, they would use terms like “he’s flying open”, he’s not using his legs”, “his arm angle is too low”.  Today if […]

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All-Star Voting

July 9, 2015 Coach Raver

The All-Star Team has been announced.  Again, when you let it strictly up to the fans and allow computer voting, you will not get a true representation of who is or who is not an […]

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