Welcome everyone! My name is Gene Gumbs, and this is my sports blog. Just what the world needs is another blog, right? Well, my goal is to make this a little different. I’ll put subjects under the sports microscope, give my take about what is going on, and hopefully have a little fun in the process.
I worked as a college sports information director for 25 years, an official scorer in the AA Eastern League for nine years, and a stringer for MLB Advanced Media at Fenway Park in Boston for five years. I’ve worked at live sporting events throughout the country over the years as a staff member, broadcaster, and reporter. I also worked as an assistant high school and college basketball coach for several seasons.
In addition to all of that, I am a sports junkie – especially when it comes to baseball. I believe that DirecTV and its myriad of sports channels and packages may be the greatest thing invented since the dishwasher, allowing any sports fan to overdose on a daily basis – much to the chagrin of my fiancee and the loved ones of other sports fanatics around the country.
I am a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and work as an editor on its Bio Project, and a writer on various book projects. Since retiring from my work as a college athletic administrator, I work as a manuscript editor for a publishing company and a freelance broadcaster, public address announcer, and statistician for local colleges and universities in Connecticut.
I am a fan of the Boston Red Sox and San Diego Chargers. I stopped watching professional basketball sometime after Larry Bird retired – it’s no longer the team game it used to be – though I can watch just about any college game. I stopped following pro hockey not long after the Hartford Whalers left for North Carolina. I love to watch and play golf, and follow NASCAR as a fan of Joey Logano who hails from my home base in Middletown, CT.
I hope that people reading this sports blog will enjoy my spin on things, and perhaps have a laugh or two in the process. Sit back and read away, and feel free to leave a comment or two. Don’t worry… I can take it!