While the Angels' Mike Trout and the Nationals' Bryce Harper were busy making headlines with their meteoric rise to the big leagues last season, there was another top baseball prospect that was quietly making an impact in the majors.
Beavers create great fishing spots, both on big water lakes with the cover they provide, and when they dam up small streams and build ponds. Both spots are good bets for some great largemouth bass sport right now.
Several of Major League Baseball's umpires have been the subjects of a lot of scrutiny this week after a pair of mind-blowing mishaps that has left fans, players, managers and even MLB executives shaking their collective heads.
As I sit here trying to figure out what to write my column about this week and with Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" playing in my head (thanks, "One Life to Live") it hit me that summer is just around the corner.
There's no question about it. For the ultimate in brook trout fishing one needs to travel to the cold waters of northern Canada, where orange-bellied fish of four and five pounds smack huge streamers and large dry flies with a vengeance. I've done it a number of times, and it's a blast.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway ran under perfect conditions; the weather was comfortable with no chance of rain. The race itself was exciting, especially the finish in which Kevin Harvick charged from seventh to win on a green-white-checkered finish.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been on the rise for years now, and you can count me in as one of the people who jumped on the sport's bandwagon several years ago as it really began to pick up steam.
On a night when the previous all-sources handle figure for a single card at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races was smashed by nearly $1 million with $4,398,876 in wagers -- including $332,876 on site, a boost of nearly 25 percent from the previous year -- you can bet that most watching Saturday night's $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (G2) were rooting for the the celebrated California shipper Game On Dude to cross the wire for the victory.
With deer seasons closed, many sportsmen have shifted their focus to gobbler hunting and fishing, or planning strategies for next fall's whitetail hunting. But you don't have to stop big-game hunting just because whitetail and mule deer seasons have closed.
It seems that all too often a tragedy takes this country by storm, bringing with it that sense of shock and fear, grief and sadness that is beginning to become an all too familiar feeling in today's world.
A tangerine sun rose above Fredericksburg as I eased into the crisp, clear waters of the Rappahannock River. The air was chilly, but a thick wool shirt and neoprene chest waders kept me warm as I carefully worked out towards the head of a favorite pool.