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I was saddened to learn of the passing of sportscaster Dick Enberg last week at age 82. He broadcast nearly every sport and won countless Emmy Awards for his work over the years on the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

The last time that I spoke with Dick was in the summer of 2016 at Petco Park after he had announced that he was retiring as the San Diego Padres play-by-play voice and from broadcasting. I asked him if it was difficult to walk away from something that he loved.

“It sure is but I am 81 and I don’t know how much time I have left to spend with family or travel or a lot of other things. I don’t want to die in the booth the way (Phillies broadcasters) Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn did.” It’s a shame that he didn’t have more time.

Dick’s greatest gift was that he had a way of making anyone who spoke to him feel special.

The Jets lost14-7 to the Los Angeles Chargers on Christmas Eve. Since Gang Green had already been eliminated from the NFL playoffs this year, the only storyline that mattered was whether Bryce Petty could be the Jets starting quarterback in 2018.

The answer was a resounding “no.” Even though the Jets offensive line played great as they kept Chargers defensive ends at bay giving Bryce plenty of time to throw the ball, it was no avail. Petty either bounced passes to open receivers or overthrew at them.

Running back Bilal Powell scored the Jets’ only touchdown on a 57-yard rush from scrimmage. Powell is a mystery and has a knack for pulling off big yardage runs but when the Jets need just a yard to pick up a first down he always seems to get stopped by the defense.

Can someone please explain to me why Giants fans were upset that Eli Manning was benched a couple of weeks ago? He looked awful in Sunday’s 23-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, AZ.

Miami Marlins president Derek Jeter, who was hectored in a town meeting with fans in Miami following the trades of stars Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, and Dee Gordon which were done strictly to shed expensive payroll, is quickly learning that going from a beloved shortstop to a baseball executive concerned with the financial bottom line is not an easy transition.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at NYSportsDay.com. In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.

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