Yes, baseball really does explain everything!
The off-field drama looms large over the bye week play, as the top-ranked teams’ coaches both are forced to call up lawyers from the waiver wire. Our intrepid reporter brings it all to you in the Week In Review!
The World Series begins this evening. The Cubs will not win it for the 107th year in a row. Here’s why.
In which we begin our bonfire of the projections for the season.
Spoiler alert: Not a rollicking good time.
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.