by John Furgele
If there’s a better sports month than May, please tell me. The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola (formerly World) 600, the NBA playoffs, the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs (the finals begin tonight), Major League Baseball, Soccer (both U.S. and Europe), and so on and so on.
Except for February, which except for the Super Bowl is devoid of big events, May separates itself because there are so many big events or one time only affairs. And, the sports of hockey and basketball finally play meaningful games after a too long and drawn out regular season. Memorial Day is where baseball fans can take the temperatures of their teams for the first time. For Met fans, it may be time to worry; for Seattle Mariner fans, it may be time to think that your season is lost; for Marlin and Rays fans, it may be time to think about watching some games.
Say, hey, for May.