Remember The Sporting News? My parents bought a TSN subscription for me when I was seven years old or thereabouts, and I couldn’t wait for the thing to arrive every week. I loved — LOVED — poring over the box scores from the previous week. How times have changed. I mean, I still love looking at box scores, but I can do it as soon as the games end now. What a world.

Anyway, did you know TSN is still around? Of course you knew that, but the fact is that The Sporting News becomes more irrelevant every day, which is a shame since they’ve been around forever.

I’m hopeful that TSN sticks around a little longer, if only because they have ranked your Cincinnati Reds at #5 in their preseason “power poll.” It is so strange to see the Redlegs getting some respect from the media. Me like.