OK so long as it’s not rigged?
In which Miss Mary gets more than 200 freakin’ points.
or, Baseball’s Original Worst Contract Ever
The Browns, Buccaneers, Raiders, Jaguars, and Redskins all won their games last Sunday. That has never happened before. I am confident in saying that it will never happen again.
No longer, unlike Abe Vigoda, in the “What, he’s still alive?” category
We’re back, Baby!
From when men were men and giants strode the Earth
an 1880 public relations stunt
plus a couple of gratuitous cheap shots
an adventure in boundary issues
a shocking revelation!
Even when they’re really rich and really famous and really attractive, other peoples’ actual lives are typically insipid.
Some splendid 19th century invective
An adventure in bad base running
I’ve been watching the NBA playoffs this year. The matchups have been good, but not great, and some of the teams that I’ve wanted to advance – San Antonio, I’m looking at you – haven’t done so, but still, professional basketball is professional basketball. Even when it isn’t great, it’s still pretty damned good. Basketball…
In olden days, a team called “Stockings” were looked on as something shocking …
For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out.
This one’s for Schilling and Hershberger.
Early Baseball History: I Take Requests.
It was a dark and stormy night. My Pandora station based on Europe’s The Final Countdown could have gone in any direction…
Dem bums, dem bums, dem mad bums.
There were Giants in the earth in those days.
As if a racially offensive nickname weren’t bad enough, now this.
All over the place.
It fails to happen every 90 years.
It was the 80s. Nobody’s hair looked good.
A decade of dynasties.
As with music, politics, and American society in general, in baseball the 60s don’t really begin until halfway through through the decade. 1960 What’s the most dramatic play in baseball? A walk-off home run. How do you make it even more so? It’s in the 7th game of World Series. That’s how Mazeroski’s blast that…
Yankee haters might want to skip this one.
No spoilers here. But in the post, yeah. Spoilers.
The San Antonio Spurs have won their fifth title in the last fifteen years, a remarkable level of achievement, especially considering the way that they’ve done it, winning with a mix of stunning international players, unexpected finds, and castoffs. And with Tim Duncan too, the greatest big man of his generation, easily one of the…
Mike Dwyer asked us to explain the appeal of soccer. Here’s my attempt, using a goal the Netherlands’ Robin Van Persie scored today. First watch the video of the goal, then I’ll break it down to show how it happened. Beautiful, right? In fact that’s going to be one of the highlight goals of the…
My wife and I took our children to the park. There was a newly poured concrete slab with a basketball hoop at one end. Nearby, a father and his son were eating sandwiches. On the table beside them was a basketball. “Can I borrow that for a few minutes?” I asked them, and the father…
What players do you need to tell the story of baseball?