JFoster Blog Articles
  • What a wonderful modern age we live in. Not only can you find out from me some tips and tricks for attending a game with grub on the brain, but you can do it from your own home. Gone are the days where one would have to stumble over an editorial in a magazine or hear it from a kind stranger on the bus.
  • MLB Pre-Season is underway. To get an early jump on your watching buddies at the bar, why not dive into a bevy of almost 300 pre-season games. Although most of the games are only accessed online, our friend Youtube is here to fill in what you may miss.
  • It all comes down to money. In the world of sports, when has sponsorship and success ever not been synonymous? The top brands trip over one another in order to snag the top sports teams, these days. We see it every season, no matter what sport it is, whether it is a small logo on a lapel, or a biker-style rocker on the back of a jersey, logos are a way of life in professional sports.
  • How fast can a human possibly run? Recently, there has been much debate about it amongst sports fans, as well as scientists. Some believe that no one can run faster than 28 miles per hour, that’s because the man who can run that fast, is a six-time Olympic Gold medalist. His name is Usain Bolt (gottta love that last name), and he is also known as “The Fastest Man on Earth”.
  • One word that is arguable the most synonymous with summer, is baseball. Mystery meat hot dogs are flung to sweaty folks in the stands, and overpriced beer is guzzled by the pint, in an attempt to stave off the radioactive heat waves. The Chicago Cubs are leading the NL Central, currently.
  • What started out as a joke in the 1930s, soon became a household word. In reference to teams in small town America, professional baseball players would say they were “growing players down on the farm like corn,” hence the word “Farm System”. It goes by many names: farm system, farm club and farm team(s).
  • The Indianapolis 500 has been an American tradition for over a century. It is synonymous with Memorial Day, open-wheel cars, pork tenderloin sandwiches, the curse of peanuts, Florence Henderson, Jim Nabors and an ice cold bottle of milk. How do they all come together to make up one of the most attended sporting events in America, you ask? Well, it’s a long story.It was 1909.
  • On an icy night in 1905, a player of the championship hockey team of Ottawa drop-kicked the Stanley Cup into the Rideau Canal while celebrating. The cup clanked onto the canal's icy surface and skidded off into the night, only to be recovered the next morning. It was once officially named the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, but later became known as the Stanley Cup.