What does it even mean to say a game matters?
In which I let loose my inner curmudgeon
The end of the world as we know it?
How do you feel about this?
The Birth of American Football
The Cubs never were the most futile club, their fans notwithstanding.
Nearly entirely baseball-free, but with a free bonus of presidential politics!
A harder question than it first appears
The ideology of a rule.
An exercise in recreational antiquarian sports pedantry.
Why American chose Rugby, immediately before altering it nearly beyond recognition
…in 1885. And they’re not the Cubs yet.
But Cubs fans need to take what they can get.
In which the author and a third grade teacher share mutual incomprehension.
Modern football’s English origin
American Exceptionalism (sports edition)
To the future and beyond!
A grammar quiz, in honor of the day
A tale of substance abuse, domestic violence, and baseball, plus a free bonus axe murder if you call now! And a mystery.
A question for our legal folk: When is plunking the batter a tort?
Not a history piece. It’s happening right now!
Back when professional sports weren’t yet the big dogs.
Yet another guy who didn’t invent the game! And why anyone thinks he did.
Why anyone thinks he did: Part II of a four part series
one in a limitless series
or, Everything You Think You Know About the Origin of Baseball is Wrong
Lurid doings down at the courthouse
What I am watching: mostly spoiler-free, certainly spoiler-light
Spring Training games have roster rules. Does anyone care?
Goose Gossage continues a hallowed baseball tradition
The book was better
What was old is new still.
Google Car’s first at-fault accident.
signs of spring
…from the ongoing Baseball Riots series
Breaking news from 1880.