Strawberry!Did I miss it, or has someone written tributes to the 1986 Mets that I didn't see? October 18 marks the 25th anniversary of the first game of the great 1986 World Series, and we just passed the 25th anniversary of perhaps the greatest division series ever, the one with the Houston Astros ... More >>
Holocaust victim?According to the reliable Richard Sandomir and Michael S. Schmidt in the Times, Tim McCarver is backtracking from trying to associate the Steinbrenners with Hitler and Stalin for their treatment of Joe Torre -- but he's not backing off too far.
Marvin Miller established the Major League Ballplayers Association, made it the most effective union in the country, and in the process became what former Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber called, "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history. ... More >>
Attention sports fans: Universally beloved baseball announcer Tim McCarver has a new album of standards. Which he sings. Tim McCarver. Seriously. So the distinguished gentlemen over at Deadspin commissioned North Carolina DJ A-Styles to remix a track. Behold the results here. Have a nice day ... More >>
"When the dazzling dark breaks over the far slopes of time, then it's time to toss things, like our reason, and our will...then it's time to break our necks for home."--Annie Dillard
After last night's loss in Citizen's Bank Park that staved off elimination for the Phillies, I realized that ... More >>
I started this entry on Sunday night (well, technically early Monday morning), and I was going to wait til I got into the office to write up the game, seeing as it's 3am etc.
But in my excited victory celebrations that involved a lot of arm bashing and elbow bumping, I developed a giant sof ... More >>
World Series notes:
-- Did Johnny Damon's dash to third base in the ninth inning of last night's game take away Brad Lidge's slider and thus force him to throw the fastball at Alex Rodriguez which turned the game around? (The argument goes that since Lidge's slider so often winds up in the d ... More >>
I'm still trying to figure out why I was so calm when we were down 3-0. Half of me wants to chalk it up to the fact I opted to not watch the game in my usual bar, and thereby removed the unavoidable alarmist sentiments dominating such a locale.
The other half of me wants to say it's becau ... More >>
First, there was Minnesota. Then it was Anaheim. And, of course, through it all, there's always the good laugh at Boston's expense.
And while I'm well-versed in spitting vitriol at New England, I'm less inclined to do the same for a midwest city that's never really done wrong by me, or a we ... More >>
I think I might have been just as happy with the score as I was with the fact that the Yankees won last night.
I don't know if my heart could have handled another extra innings monument to high anxiety. A pitchers' duel would have sent me into seizure fits. (Of course, an Angels' hit parade ... More >>
When you live by yourself, you can go hours without speaking. You don't realize it, but then sometimes you wake up on a Sunday after a baseball game and call your parents at noon only to discover you lost your voice.
Actually, "lost" isn't the right word. I know exactly where I left it...so ... More >>
After slicing through the Red Sox like they were a middle school softball team, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the greater state of California as part of the United States, Eastern Hemisphere of Earth within the Milky Way, will face the Bronx Bombers in the first game of the ALCS this F ... More >>