MLB back & ADSS owned


Another Thursday is here and the much anticipated Average Dad Sports Show is back, the official podcast of The Good In Sports. You can find today’s show below. Show Notes:  Madden Moments – we want YOUR stories for next week’s episode! (4:10) Bracket Guru – Coach Hawn’s 9-year-old son (8:10) NFL free agency (21:46) MLB Opening Day [...]

Hamels Foundation makes it to Florida

The Hamels Foundation

If you are in the Clearwater, Florida area, be sure to look for The Hamels Foundation. The Hamels Foundation is dedicated to bringing an end to extreme poverty and hardship endured by lack of educational support. Great to see an appearance at Spring Training. The Good in Sports gives the foundation two thumbs up!

MLB loses a legend

Jerry Coleman, San Diego Padres, Hall of Fame

The San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball are mourning the loss of the great Jerry Coleman tonight. Coleman had been calling games for the Padres since 1972. The Coleman file: Born September 14, 1924 Made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees in 1949 Earned the Rookie of the Year Award in 1949 [...]

She wants to hear her father’s voice

Verlon "Rube" Walker, Leigh Ann Young, Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field

Death never seems to come too late but sometimes it comes sooner than expected.  In “To Night” (1824) Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, “Death will come when thou art dead, Soon, too soon”.  This is the story of a daughter, a father she barely knew, and a healing process that baseball has played a part in. [...]

Tigers earn prestigious award

Detroit Tigers, MLB

The Good in Sports congratulates the Detroit Tigers who were announced as the 2013 recipient of the Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence. Complete details can be found below. (Via the Detroit Tigers) – Detroit, MI (November 13, 2013) –  Major League Baseball and Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig have named the Detroit Tigers as the 2013 [...]

Players Choice Awards announced

Miguel Cabrera

Major League Baseball announced the 2013 Players Choice Awards winners on Monday. Complete details are below. (Via Major League Baseball) – New York, NY (November 4, 2013) – Major League baseball players this evening announced the winners of their highest honors – the Players Choice Awards – in which the players themselves recognize their peers’ most outstanding and inspiring [...]

Hank Aaron Award winners announced


Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers were named winners of the prestigious Hank Aaron Award on Sunday. The award is given annually to the top hitters in each league and is voted on by baseball fans and members of the media. It was introduced in 1999 to commemorate the [...]

HR’s for hunger

Kansas City Royals, MLB

Kansas City Royals Charities and the Kansas City Royals Grounds Crew are preparing for the second annual Home Runs for Hunger event at Kauffman Stadium. The event will take place in November. Complete details are below. (Via the Kansas City Royals) – Kansas City, MO (October 4, 2013) – As the holiday season nears, Royals Charities and [...]

Jays: Rogers plays catch with fan

esmil rogers toronto blue jays sits in stands with fan kid

A picture  says a thousand words. This is what it’s all about – The Good in Sports! Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, Esmil Rogers, climbs into the stands and sits with a 3-year-old fan. With just one simple act, the young Quinn has a memory of a lifetime. How awesome is that? But wait, there’s more! [...]

Greg Brown, Pirates Interview

Greg Brown, Pittsburgh Pirates, MLB, Raise the Jolly Roger

The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently 85-62, a game behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central Division. For the first time in 20 years, they are guaranteed a winning season, although that is not the goal. Today, I caught up with The Voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Greg Brown. Greg has been announcing [...]