Nate Silver stepping aside

You saw this coming a mile away, but now it’s official: It was barely a year ago when I launched FiveThirtyEight.com, a political number-crunching website that I expected to receive a few hundred hits a day and occupy perhaps five hours of my time per week. Since then, thanks to a combination of being in […]

CSI Arlington

This is interesting: Arlington police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body Tuesday morning near a pond at the Ballpark at Arlington. Few details are available, but the body was found at about 8:30 a.m. by ballpark security officers on the west side of the facility near Randol Mill and Nolan Ryan Expressway. Did […]

Maybe they had more’n they could handle?

Jose Tabata is apparently married to a dingo: A 2-month-old is back in the arms of her parents and the wife of a top Pittsburgh Pirates minor league prospect is suspected of taking the infant from a health clinic outside Tampa, authorities said Tuesday. Amalia Tabata Pereira, 43, was being questioned by Florida detectives in […]

For art’s sake

Artists have been selected to gussy up the area around Target Field: St. Paul muralist Craig David and Phoenix artist Al Price were selected from among 84 applicants by a Public Art Steering Committee formed by the Minnesota Ballpark Authority (MBA) and project partners Hennepin County and Northstar Commuter Rail, the MBA announced Tuesday . […]

See you at GenCon, Curt!

Those of you concerned that Curt Schilling’s retirement from baseball means that he’ll be writing more may take some comfort in the fact that No. 38 has a day job now: Following the announcement of his retirement from baseball yesterday, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Shilling spoke at the GamesBeat game conference in San Francisco […]

What will they think of next

Wait, what? Audi today announced that the brand is now the official luxury vehicle of the New York Yankees. The new relationship also includes the naming of the Audi Yankees Club, an exclusive viewing location and membership restaurant, located on the H&R Block Suite Level in left field. The sponsorship begins with the opening of […]

Next up, Mike Piazza

Will Leitch has an excerpt from Jeff Pearlman’s new Roger Clemens book, and it ain’t about Roger Clemens: “There was nothing more obvious than Mike on steroids,” says another major league veteran who played against Piazza for years. “Everyone talked about it, everyone knew it. Guys on my team, guys on the Mets. A lot […]

Today at THT

As you may have seen already, THT’s John Brattain has died unexpectedly. I’ve known John, in that way you know people on the Internet, for seven or eight years, and he’s one of the few guys who literally made me laugh out loud. His sense of humor was right up my alley: punny, a little […]