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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

The pillbox

There are many ways I know I’m old. The pillbox is one of them. I am packing today because tomorrow I fly to KC for the World Series. When I was younger, packing was simple. I packed my clothes. Now I have to pack the pillbox, one of those things with compartments labeled Sunday, Monday etc. I put all my pill bottles out and drop pills into the appropriate compartments. If you are old, you know what I’m talking about.… Read More »

Eating in St. Louis

I’ve covered lots of Giants and Niners games in St. Louis and I’m fairly familiar with the place. I like St. Louis. I stay downtown because it’s near where the Cardinals and Rams play — I’m at a downtown hotel right now — but I like to eat in the neighborhoods. I like the Central West End and consider it one of the most interesting neighborhoods in America. I used to eat all the time at the Balaban but haven’t… Read More »

Thanks to readers

In my Wednesday column I wrote Vogelsong gave up two runs. He gave up one — as several readers reminded me. Thank you and I apologize for the mistake. I fixed it on the internet version of the column.

Green confusion

This is about garbage and how it confuses me. At every ballpark media eating room they have big garbage cans with three compartments: Landfill, Compost, Recycling. I’m standing there with the remainder of my meal, and napkins and plastic knives and forks and cups and I go blank at the garbage stand. What goes where? When did garbage ever become so complicated? Do you fell confused too? What do you do when confronted with the three-pronged garbage can?

Andy Warhol Museum

Ann Killion and I went to the Andy Warhol Museum today — Warhol grew up in Pittsburgh. The museum is a beautiful place in a beautiful part of this lovely city. And the museum has so much stuff. I was struck by how creative Warhol was, how many unique ideas he had. But I must admit I am not well-versed in art, so I have some questions for you. And I’d appreciate your help. Do you like Warhol? Why? What… Read More »

PNC Park — wow

Sitting in the press box at PNC Park in Pittsburgh waiting for Media Day to start. This yard is gorgeous, perhaps the equal of AT&T Park. I sit in the box and look past center field to the Alegheny River, traversed by three bridges painted gold. Behind the river is a neat, compact, highly civilized downtown. San Franciscans could feel at home in Steel City.

Goodell has to go

Here is a link to my Wednesday column about Roger Goodell. The full text runs below: Don’t be surprised if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell resigns. That’s where this whole Ray Rice scandal is leading — to the commissioner being out on his whatsis. Forget the initial two-game suspension he gave Rice for beating up his then fiancée, Janay Palmer. Goodell admitted it was a mistake and no one called for his head then. But this latest video could lead to… Read More »

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Here is a link to my column about Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The full text runs below: Boxing promoter Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight each other in 2015. Arum may know what he’s talking about. Fight fans have waited years for this fight. I have waited years for this fight. It should have happened in 2007. Maybe 2008. Mayweather and Pacquiao are the best fighters in the world. Who would win? It’s a… Read More »