The Tribune’s John Kass, with the help of Jerry Reinsdorf, speculates about the implications of the president being a White Sox fan: “Well, maybe he could issue a presidential edict to get us another pitcher who could go 200 innings,” Reinsdorf said. “That might be nice.” As president, Obama could help our team in many […]
The Reds have inked a deal with the best available option at an extremely important position. Good for them.
I’ve been known to stretch a metaphor beyond its breaking point, but this is downright bizarre. I got through the Civil War — well, at least I think it was the Civil War — before throwing in the towel. Quick: someone with a greater attention span than mine — tell me if they included the […]
Because it’s a huge shock: When they surprised the public with plans for a new ballpark for the minor-league Braves a year ago, Gwinnett County officials said the stadium would cost $40 million and would pay for itself from Day One. Neither statement has come true. So far, county commissioners have committed $31 million in […]
I’m kind of an idiot when it comes to the concept of seat licenses, mostly because I’ve never considered buying season tickets for anything and thus haven’t been required to think much about it. Beyond knowing that they have been a part of every new park, stadium, and arena to open over the past couple […]
From the department of randomness, comes a story about Peter Ueberroth place in civil rights history: There were a million people at the Martin Luther King Day parade in Atlanta in 1986, several hundred of whom still have a picture of Peter Ueberroth somewhere in their scrapbooks. Many of them probably didn’t know who the […]
Jack Curry had a good article yesterday about Mark McGwire and integrity, which is the reason why most of the people keeping him out of the Hall of Fame won’t vote for him. Curry makes a good point, however, and that’s that the integrity issue is really two-fold: (1) should McGwire be kept out of […]
As mentioned in the inaugural edition of this feature, “The people in my neighborhood” will periodically highlight the work of some of the (for now, anyway) lesser-known bloggers with whom I’ve had the pleasure of conversing and who, on occasion, loiter around ShysterBall comment threads waiting for you to make a mistake and then pounce […]
Here’s Jim Rice on why he never won a championship in Boston: “During that time, Steinbrenner spent more money than the Red Sox. He had more free agents. So when you get the best free agents, and you get the superstars from other ballclubs, that’s what made you have a better team. The more money […]
We now have ourselves a Super Bowl match up, and because we’ve all known where the game is going to be played for years and because weather is not an issue, we now have two whole weeks worth of media days, Playboy parties, VIP gatherings, television specials, marketing tie-ins, and countless other media, P.R., and […]
A look at whether Robinson Cano’s 2008 season was indicative of a new talent level or simply bad luck.
How probability applies to fantasy baseball.
Chris takes a look at the BBWAA’s Cooperstown vote. Again.
Several signings and extensions occurred and a Sunday-night deal brought the Baltimore Orioles a new outfielder and may have given the Chicago Cubs a piece needed to make Jake Peavy part of their team.