A Box Full of Things to Fill Holes By: David G. Temple He entered the house for the last time of the night — and only to pick up his bag and his phone. “Hey,” she said. “There’s still that big box of baseball cards in the guest room. I need you to take care…
A Boy And His Schwarb By: Matt Sussman Kyle Schwarber is on a “mission to transform his body” https://t.co/MLiyeu8XD5 — HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) November 28, 2017 The NES game A Boy And His Blob has fourteen different flavored jelly beans that transform the titular sidekick into various useful items to navigate an underground subway and later…
A Brief Ode to Two Men Stuck in the Beastie Boys’ Baseball Brains By: Zack Moser I got more hits than Sadaharu Oh. — Beastie Boys, “Hey Ladies” I got mad hits like I was Rod Carew. — Beastie Boys, “Sure Shot” In two songs released five years apart, the Beastie Boys compared themselves to…
On Cats, Anxiety, and the Houston Astros By: David Temple Verne is not a terribly… good cat. She’s not even all that cute. She doesn’t do much beyond sleep, yell at nothing in particular (she’s deaf as a stone), and occasionally pee on my bed when I’m at work. Oh, and she drools―all the time….
Short Relief offers an expanded slate today, celebrating Houston and the Astros, and asking you to donate toward the relief efforts there.
Today offers a selection of players who actually weren’t bad, but also somehow never good enough.
Brooks Pounders is on the case, Tyler with the Cubs tackles another missing person, and Rob Manfred hatches an exciting business opportunity.
Nathan on waiting for spring, Patrick on an unexpected bonus of replay, and David on going to SABR.
David writes a story of the junk wax era of a man, and Patrick dissects a typical Short Relief article so you can see how the sausage is made.
David congraulates Birthday Boy Bartolo Colon on a job reasonably well done, Rian breaks down the Bryzzo Souvenir commercials, and Zack… well, it says it right there in the title.
Crawling through the swamps of Florida in search of a missing man, and asking the question: do ballplayers get bored at work?
David hacks the Cardinals and discovers drafts of the team’s infamous promotional tweet, while Trevor comes to terms with another way the system gets gamed.
Three tales of relative woe: on failed ballpark proposals, the artless inspiration of Aaron Judge, and the cluttered soul.
A handy guide for how to enjoy baseball amidst a) the nuclear holocaust, b) massive cultural appropriation, or c) a widespread epidemic.
Featuring Hot Dog Man, The Talking Heads, and Stephen Piscotty’s Pain.
David’s article may be recorded for quality assurance, Mo asks ballplayers to gather ye TOOTBLANs while ye may, and Zack celebrates the model mid-90s Rockies starter.