John Sapochetti, The Saratogian

John Sapochetti

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Past articles by John:

SAPOCHETTI: Winning at and away from Saratoga Race Course

While casual observers think that sports are only fun and games, the reality is they are big businesses that have an incredible impact on a region's economic viability. → Read More

Maximum Security could rename Travers the Redemption Stakes this year

The four biggest events of the horse racing season are almost always the Triple Crown Races - Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes - as well as the Breeders' Cup → Read More

Travers Stakes at Saratoga shaping up as must-see race

The four biggest events of the horse racing season are almost always the Triple Crown races — the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes — as well as the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Due to an uninspiring Triple Crown season, the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 24 is shaping up to be the […] → Read More

JOHN SAPOCHETTI: The 'Sport of Kings' is open to every man

As we enter this glorious eight week stretch of racing at Saratoga, one of the biggest misconceptions is that thoroughbred racing is a sport exclusively for wealthy people. While many → Read More

Sapochetti: Bay State latest to lay down the law on distracted driving

As a society that prides itself on being able to multitask, we are often reminded that sometimes we can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. → Read More

Sapochetti: Donald Trump can earn points by making good on jobs promise

As he approaches his fifth month in office, there are two key issues that President Trump can easily get bipartisan support on: pushing forward a m → Read More

Sapochetti: National Cancer Survivors Day really hits home

Almost everyone has been touched by cancer in some way. → Read More

Sapochetti: LeBron making a case to usurp Jordan as ‘Greatest’

Regardless of what sport you’re talking about, sports discussions will invariably lead to the age-old argument: Who is the greatest of all ti → Read More

Sapochetti: Graduation brings reminders of the value of mentoring

One of the most valuable lessons a student can learn after graduating from college is the importance of seeking guidance from a mentor. → Read More

Democratic Party proving Einstein’s rule of insanity

Albert Einstein is broadly credited with exclaiming, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting d → Read More

Sapochetti: Advances in solar can help revitalize coal country

President Trump’s decision to make saving the coal industry and its 77,000 jobs one of his administration’s top priorities is like hold → Read More

Sapochetti: Patriots’ White House visit a teachable moment for Donald Trump

When our Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots visit the White House this Wednesday, it will provide an opportunity for a much-needed learning m → Read More

Sapochetti: Cyber-implants going from science fiction to reality

High-tech implants that will let you buy groceries, get through locked doors and start your car with the wave of a hand may seem like something out of a science fiction novel — but they’re already here and some tech analysts say the state-of-the-art devices are decades away from becoming mainstream. → Read More

Sapochetti: A simple plan to make the NBA fan-friendly again

Imagine forking over big bucks to attend a Bruce Springsteen concert — but when the crowd cheered for “The Boss” to take the stage, an underling appeared in his place.Fans would rightfully demand a full refund.But when the same things happens in the NBA, the fans have no recourse. Which is why the country’s most star-driven professional sports league must take steps to address the issue of… → Read More

Sapochetti: Theo Epstein talks down being ‘world’s greatest leader’

If a big part of being a leader is humility, then former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein, who was recently voted the world’s greatest leader by Fortune magazine, certainly passes that test.Epstein, who currently serves as the Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations, reacted with surprise and modesty when he found out he had been given the impressive title. → Read More

Sapochetti: Time coming for female head coaches in major pro sports

At a time when more and more women referees, coaches and commentators are joining the world of sports, is now the time for a female head coach to be handed the reins of a major American professional sports franchise?Although America’s most listened to sports talk host, WFAN’s Mike Francesca, is giving the idea an adamant “No!,” I can’t give the “Sports Pope” my blessing. → Read More

Sapochetti: Trump’s success could bring big-name opponents in 2020

If we learned anything from the 2016 presidential election, it’s that when it comes to winning the White House, a candidate with a long track record of business accomplishments, a strong personality and a resonant message can overcome a lack of political experience.Looking ahead to 2020 with that in mind, there are numerous business moguls and famous entertainers who could give President Trump a… → Read More

Sapochetti: Making the calls on casting a Patriots movie

If you tried to sell Hollywood a screenplay about the Patriots’ 34-28 overtime win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI it would be turned down for being too improbable to believe.But as we can all attest, the seemingly impossible did happen, prompting Tinseltown to green-light an effort to bring the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history to the big screen.The film will reportedly focus on Pats… → Read More

Sapochetti: Sorry, Charlie, but NBA analytics are here to stay

The trash-talking, backboard-crashing Charles Barkley is no fan of analytics in basketball. → Read More