Selena Roberts < James Frey

Couldn’t happen to a nicer book: Remember that tell-all book about A-Rod? Just a month after making headlines with its allegations that the New York Yankees star likely used steroids as far back as high school, Selena Roberts’ “A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez” has vanished from best seller lists. Published in early May […]

Comment of the Day

This comment, from J.W. in the Enemies/Smurfs thread, comes the closest to capturing my inner monologue at almost every moment of every single day: You know what I don’t get? Luke’s plan for saving Han basically boiled down to using his lightsaber and jedi jumpy abilities to take out some enemies, grab his buddies and […]

“The Pen”

Because the universe and my cable company hate me, I don’t get the MLB Network. I’m not sure, though, whether not having it is a good thing or a bad thing in this instance: The Pen, debuting Sunday on MLB Network, might be something like the 11,000th TV reality series. But David Gavant of MLB […]

On enemies, racism and a little bit about Smurfs

What would Batman be without The Joker? Luke without Vader? The Smurfs without Gargamel? The answers are (a) still really disturbed; (b) still whiny and annoying; and (c) still strange, three apple-tall blue things that kind of creep me out. The point remains, however, that a good enemy always makes things more interesting. And for […]

My Morning in Exile

Conversation I had with a coworker yesterday: Him: So, who are the Braves going to draft? Me: No idea. Him: [mildly mocking me] Really? And you call yourself a fan? I quickly changed the subject. I’m surrounded by football fans in central Ohio who simply don’t understand baseball. I think I’m going to email Rob’s […]

And That Happened

Tigers 7, White Sox 6: A bullpen collapse in the ninth inning for the Tigers transformed a relatively easy win into an extra innings salvage job, but Detroit will take it. OK, maybe “easy” isn’t the right word, because this game featured yet another lackluster Dontrelle Willis start. Disastrous? No, but I don’t know that […]