by | Feb 11, 2019

In a Monday morning grump, I took the University of Florida to task for the $65 million baseball yard it plans to build on campus. It certainly is extravagant, with amenities unknown to baseball players, coaches, and fans for most of…

by | Feb 7, 2019

Full disclosure: I am a lifelong sports fan/junkie/obsessive. The kind of guy who takes his teams’ losses personally, as if something bad had happened in the family. My daughter is a college athlete, so they actually are a part of…

by | Aug 4, 2018

There is a new menace for celebrities, athletes, and assorted famous people to fear: their own twitter accounts. We have covered the case of Josh Hader in this magazine. Since then, old tweets have surfaced from both Braves pitcher Sean…

by | Jul 31, 2018

Something’s gotta give in Oakland. But this time, it might not be the government. The city hasn’t had a great few years when it comes to sports teams. The Oakland Raiders won’t be called that for much longer, bound for…

by | Jul 14, 2018

Any day now the Washington Post will be exposing my baseball addiction. Therefore I come clean now in advance. Maybe I got in with a wrong crowd in yeshiva elementary school and yeshiva high school, but I became an avid sports fan as…

by | Jun 1, 2018

My wife and I spent Memorial Week in Las Vegas. That’s right. Sin City, though I don’t suppose Las Vegas city fathers and mothers much like this old designation. They’ve tried to make the place more “family friendly.” This by…

by | Apr 18, 2018

On the first day of April 2018, a spoof flashed around social media. In honor of Easter, all thirty Major League Baseball teams would be wearing jerseys in Easter egg pastel colors. April Fool! The day dawned, and all thirty…

by | Oct 28, 2017

Miami Marlins’ new owners, as new owners are wont to do, are cleaning house, bringing in their own people to replace the other guys’ people. One of the victims of the new broom is “special assistant” Jack McKeon, who is…

by | Oct 5, 2017

I saw Yankee catcher Gary Sanchez getting drilled in the cup with a foul tip in Tuesday night’s AL Wild Card Game. Wish I hadn’t. Across the fruited plain you could hear male baseball fans whimpering on their couches. I…

by | Jul 12, 2017

In Monday’s NYT there is yet another article about the supposedly new discovery, complete with new, abstract, and techie-sounding words, of a very old baseball concept. All the current chatter about launch angles and exit velocity further convinces the old boys…

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