The Hot Corner

Kalle Oakes was a 27-year veteran of the Sun Journal sports staff and spent several years as the sports editor. He is now sports editor of the Georgetown (Kentucky) News-Graphic, but still keeps a close eye on the Maine sports scene. You can reach him by email at [email protected]

The Hot Corner: Another World Series a reminder of Red Sox's place in our...

Mrs. Living on a Community Sportswriter's Salary asked me a pivotal question a few days before the start of the World Series. I'm online shopping...

The Hot Corner: Can't dodge this Red Sox team's destiny

There is nothing to fear in the Boston Red Sox camp heading into this World Series. Don't take that as a prediction or a presumption...

The Hot Corner: Narrative surrounding Pats, Sox is nauseating

"Pink hat" is an overused term in Boston sports parlance. It's essentially used to disparage any fan who goes through the full range of...

Hot Corner: Red Sox will have to reset for postseason

Joe Garagiola, the late catcher and broadcaster, submitted that "Baseball is a Funny Game" in his book of the same name in 1960. He...

The Hot Corner: Black Bears football team making Maine proud

Saturday was a fun night to be a Maine-born football fan in Kentucky. Western Kentucky University played the game that's familiar to Football Bowl Subdivision...

The Hot Corner: Picking the field against Gerry's historic run at Oxford Plains Speedway

By now you’re probably familiar with my borderline courageous but ill-advised and futile tradition of trying to forecast the Oxford 250 winner each summer. As...

The Hot Corner: 'Looking Back,' for good reason

The "Looking Back" series is easily my favorite Sun Journal project that I didn't have to be involved in. Those of you who have a...

The Hot Corner: Slicer’s point shouldn’t be lost in American Legion controversy

Yes, I was 1,000 miles away from the Maine American Legion baseball championship round Wednesday at Husson University. The too-obvious joke is that Bessey Motors...

The Hot Corner: NASCAR must return to its roots

Rain ravaged Sunday's scheduled starting time at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The whims of the weather ensured that everyone's dreaded the-sky-is-falling symptom — empty seats...

The Hot Corner: A tip of the cap to coaches on Father's Day

Spent all week trying not to be That Guy and acquiesce to the suddenly rampant-on-social-media conviction that there is some sort of "war" on...