Tennis has a Steroid Problem

That’s not an assertion by me, it’s the name of a blog with a pretty straightforward purpose: After the scandals of baseball, track and field and cycling, no one in charge took any responsibility – Not the athletes nor the “professionals” running each sport. There is an obvious problem in tennis. I first noticed this […]

Coming out of the closet

There have been gay baseball players in the past, there are almost certainly gay baseball players today, and there will no doubt be gay baseball players in the future. Jeff Pearlman is eager for one of them to come of the closet. I don’t disagree with his general rationale. A lot of good could be […]

Mo is the Judge

Ten minutes to Wapner! Judge Marilyn Milian, from “The People’s Court,” was at Yankee Stadium on Monday to present Rivera with a robe and gavel before the Yankees’ game against the Rays, which was won by New York, 5-3. The producers of the TV show read about the kangaroo court, which took place before the […]

More on the draft

For those who have missed it, there’s an extremely lively conversation going on in this thread about the pros and cons of abolishing the draft. The only thought I have on it that has yet to be voiced (at least I don’t think it’s been voiced) is that while there is a lot of surface […]

My Morning in Exile

It’s been a a better blogging day than yesterday. I credit the 75 pages of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I read before I went to bed last night. It always inspires: The Astros are gouging their fans. More musings on what a thoughtfully renovated Tiger Stadium could have meant. Scouting is a tough […]

And That Happened

Tigers 5, White Sox 4: After the game, Ozzie Guillen was mad at his poor-performing team and said this: “If this was the 1980s, [none] of these guys would be in the big leagues right now, because if you hit .210-.230 and you can’t execute, I don’t think you should be out here.” I was […]