The heaviest snow Durham had in eighteen years fell a couple of weeks ago. It briefly quieted the city’s limbic system, which has been upheaved by development for a few years now, and lately with a frenetic intensity: Durham is a riot of cranes, excavations, ugly construction, overpriced restaurants, and the destitute flung into the…
In a bid to court a new, untapped fanbase, MLB has announced the following calendar of giveaways designed to appeal to lovers of modern art. “I mean, we’re about to lose out to soccer for the third-most popular sport in America, so we have to do…something?” said a visibly exhausted Tessa Stokes-Brinkley, who was brought…
Jazz is probably the music best matched to baseball, for obvious reasons: both American inventions; both solo players collaborating on a team effort, finding variations and improvisations within rigorous structures, and so on. But who is baseball’s suited composer? It might be Charles Ives (1874-1954), who recognized early that his dissonant, dissident music would never…
We’ll stay young, go pitching.
A close look at the pitcher-turned-writer’s third (and best) book.
Triple-A impressions of Jonathan Schoop, Nick Castellanos, and Hak-Ju Lee.
Detailed takes on Jake Odorizzi, Ernesto Mejia, and Jared Mitchell.
Might Austin Jackson have a Trout-like season ahead of him?
The second installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.
Which players from this year’s crop of AL spring training invitees could catch on?
Which members of this year’s crop of spring training invitees could catch on and make an impact in the majors?
What determines whether borderline big leaguers languish in Triple-A obscurity or play a part on a major-league team’s 25-man?
An exegesis of Cage Rat, the Yankee hitting coach’s treatise on being handy with a bat.
How one form of music most mirrors baseball.
And the best stories begin with more modest tools.
A mix of weird and mundane at the Winter Meetings, from bats to Harold Baines to ball-washers.