Where to Burn One

Sometimes I worry that my professional writing aspirations are hampered by the fact that I am mostly just interested in writing about baseball. Yeah, it’s the world to us, but if you look at the numbers of it all, baseball writing constitutes darn little traffic on the old information superhighway, relatively speaking. Will someone pay […]

Nolan’s Bank

A couple of years ago I may have scoffed at the idea of depositing my money someplace simply because of a baseball connection, but in light of recent events, it may not be the worst idea in the world: Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan and investment firm founder Don Sanders, co-principal owners of the […]

Comment of the Day

Not everyone appreciates my little geek-out in response to the Evan Longoria news. Well, actually, no one does, but this guy appreciates it less than others: section 34 said… I can’t believe I wasted 5 minutes of my life here. What are you suggesting—that the US forfeit? In the semifinals? Because a couple players have […]

Longoria to the WBC

So there’s this part in “LOTR: Return of the King” where Denethor, who has descended into madness over the death of his eldest son Boromir , demands that his younger son, Farimir ride off in a suicide mission to retake Osgiliath, which has been overrun by the orc army. Or, um, that’s what some geek […]

The Ramirez Provision

Every office I’ve ever worked in — and it’s a list that keeps growing longer and longer for some reason — has had a perky person in charge of the United Way fund drive. A couple of times a year they host a “kickoff” meeting at which ice cream and forms to debit money from […]

The Marlins get a step closer

One down, one to go: Miami City Commissioners approved a plan to build a $639 million Florida Marlins ballpark Thursday, nudging the long-debated stadium one step closer to reality. With a 3-2 vote, the commission approved the 37,000-seat stadium on the site of the demolished Orange Bowl. Marlins president David Samson said afterward the team […]

Wiffle House

This is the kind of thing I’d be all over if someone did it around here: Despite the sandlot rules and the tiny, plastic snap of the bat, Wiffle ball is serious stuff . . . . . . “Anybody can play Wiffle ball,” coach Dan Gish said. There are no tryouts. And there is […]

Today at THT

Things to read as you come to realize that if you’re getting memos like these, you may work for the wrong freakin’ company. John Walsh takes a look at the worst thing a batter can do. Surprisingly, he’s not talking about voting for Nader. Craig Brown has five questions for the Kansas City Royals: Question […]