About My Sports Blog

gumbsradio2Welcome 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!