Recent Articles from Scott Pitoniak
Opining on the hope of Ted Lasso, the Buffalo Bills & a baseball MVP debate
If I’m Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane, I’m not signing DeAndre Hopkins unless I can convince the veteran wide receiver to accept an incentive-laden deal.
‘Block’ party at PGA Championship celebrates unbridled joy of sports
He had to tell me five times before I believed it. To do it on this hole on this stage is a lifelong dream. It can’t get any better. That’s it. I can retire. Good night.
Luck was residue of design in the summer of ’68 when Lee Trevino launched golf legend at Oak Hill
Trevino’s longshot victory caught the world by surprise, but fellow pro Doug Sanders saw it coming.
Golf ambassador/pioneer Suzy Whaley still breaking barriers, still growing the game
Skiing’s loss would be golf’s gain. Though she didn’t become the next Nancy Lopez, Whaley did become a sports pioneer.
Opining about the Buffalo Bills 2023 draft picks, Aaron Rodgers & an inspiring big-league promotion
I’m not about to go overboard the way Hall of Fame quarterback/NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner did and say the Buffalo Bills may have found the next Travis Kelce.
Trip to Rochester will allow Gene Cornish to celebrate two passions – music & baseball
He grew up a block from old Red Wing Stadium on Norton Street in the 1950s and early ’60s. And all these years later, Gene Cornish can still hear the public address announcements and the roar of the crowd.
Damar Hamlin’s recovery takes another remarkable step
Neither anyone at Paycor Stadium that early January night or any of us watching on television will ever forget that horrifying scene as athletic trainers and doctors worked furiously to resuscitate Hamlin.
A Rochester couple celebrates our ties to a basketball monarchy
David Dworkin was pumping gas recently at a Rochester-area service station when a person began razzing him good-naturedly about his Sacramento Kings warmup jacket.
Opining on Major League Baseball’s new rules, Jim Nantz, Syracuse’s plans for man-to-man defense
Sure, we’ve only had a small sample size in this still very young Major League Baseball season, but the new rules have shaved nearly a half hour off last year’s times while also infusing more action.
Red Wings baseball traditions continue – with a robotic twist
Like hardy daffodils pushing through the snow in our gardens, baseball’s return is a sign of rebirth following terminally long, gray winter days; a hopeful harbinger of sunnier times to come.
Opining on the World Baseball Classic, March Madness, Goodell’s salary, a legendary Rochester wrestler & more
I know this will sound sacrilegious to traditionalists who squawk over even the slightest tweaks to the sport, but I would love to see MLB consider pausing its season 10 days every four years and stage the WBC in mid-July.
Solving the Jim Boeheim riddle was rarely a dull endeavor
You developed thick skin when covering him — learned to stand your ground. After he bullied student reporters, I occasionally would talk to them. I’d try to boost them back up.