With big evil bloggers threatening their very existence, the newspapers have finally called upon the Judean People’s Front crack suicide squad! The Newport (R.I.) Daily News will now charge $145 annually to a newspaper subscriber, $245 if a subscriber wants the paper and access to the paper’s web site—and, here’s the key figure, $345 if […]
Ryne Sandberg thinks Sammy Sosa won’t make the Hall of Fame and believes that he shouldn’t make the Hall of Fame. I agree with the first part and, while my mind isn’t 100% made up about it yet, I’m inclined to disagree with the second part. Either way, neither Sandberg’s position on that or mine […]
A blogger interviews an online columnist’s regular podcast guest. If anyone would have tweeted during the interview I’m pretty sure that time would have folded in upon itself. Anyway, from Chop-N-Change’s Alex Remington, here’s the famous JackO on the Yankees: I think Girardi is very lucky that George Steinbrenner is no longer at the helm. […]
Today is odd link day, apparently. Here’s another one, which I like an awful lot. It’s called “1924 and You Are There!!” Upshot: a guy is playing the 1924 season with Strat-o-Matic cards and then writing up news stories about each game in the lingo of the time: But Johnson’s sweeping arm was a half […]
Following last week’s flooding at Miller Park, a lot of us said “man, that was a bunch of rain.” Vinnie at Yellow Chair Sports, however, said it in far more erudite terms than you ever could. Just a quick note: Vinnie uses the term “recurrence interval” in his post. For that reason I was going […]
This has been all over the Internets since Friday or so — and it’s so brilliant that I’d be shocked if it wasn’t picked up elsewhere before then — but I somehow didn’t see it until this morning. I wish I had this one handy the last time I threw a Wahoo bomb. This would […]
A butterfly flaps its wings in South America; a beer truck overturns, losing its precious cargo; Ed McMahon dies. Some may call it chaos. I think that these are directly-related phenomena . . . Clint Hurdle takes Marcellus Wallace’s advice regarding pride. The Braves are no longer America’s team. Well, they never really were, but […]
The last shall be first.
Braves 2, Cubs 0: Javier Vazquez somehow managed to allow no runs despite giving up nine hits and two walks in six and two-thirds. Behold! In these Cubs we have found a team more feeble when it matters most than the Braves! Rockies 11, Angels 1: Aaron Cook now has the most wins in Rockies’ […]
Carl Pavano, up until a recent injury, has been having a decent season. What’s up? Or, what’s in?
The Royals may have had their worst week ever, but Luis Valbuena may have had his best.
Impossible? I think not.
Middle infielders—nay. Corner infielders—hurray!
With a couple of exceptions, the Hall of Fame gets it right