Major League Baseball is failing the Stanford marshmallow experiment yet again; peak winter is choosing to watch one of the dumbest Phillies losses of the season instead of watching someone play a ridiculously difficult video game; does Jesper Horsted regret not sticking to baseball, or is he okay with being a fourth-string tight end for the Bears?
Prepare for the 2022 work stoppage by reading someone who was around for the last one!; we are going to need a theoretical physicist or two to figure out if Erik González is a center fielder or not; a VIP attends a ballgame
On forgetting or not forgetting a past experience at Petco Park; MLB’s plan for 42 minor league teams means they think less baseball is good for baseball?; attending a Rays playoff game alone could be magical
The hot stove is a hobbled person over the age of 40; it’s messed up when a fan feels joy immediately; you bet there’s a mascot hall of fame
Wasn’t ready to say goodbye actually; playing the loves and fears game; going to be more productive than Rogers Hornsby this offseason this time for sure
Baseball isn’t welcoming to everyone, especially lately; unintended consequences to getting what you want; Frank Thomas, come on man
Thanking José Altuve for making fellow diminutive people look good; picking a team to root for isn’t as hard as picking a college, thank goodness; a Nashville native knows he won’t pick any Nashville expansion team
Twins fans aren’t Job (probably); trying to break the habit of rooting for the Yankees; never go away baseball
The ceremonial first pitches could be elevated in every sense; the Randy Dobnaks who don’t make it have a familiar sad story; but of course Bryce Harper inspired a petty pizza promotion gone wrong
Learning about the Black Sox on your honeymoon; keep score during the playoffs at your own peril; there’s always “there’s always next year”
Baseball moves on without us (rude); your team will try anything in September, like you during Restaurant Week; a review of the Mike Trout animated series nobody knows about
Some players don’t have to be told by Ken Griffey Jr. to keep fighting; the Minnesota Twins are Emma Stone in “The Favourite”; ever see an ejected manager leave the field through the center field fence?
Love: Luis Arraez Style; What J.T. Realmuto can teach us about teaching.
This weekend, I threatened to quit my job. Not my baseball-related job, mind you, but a different one. Without getting too specific, I had an experience with the owner of the company that was unsatisfactory and his behavior left me with a bad taste in my mouth. We have since talked and patched things up,…
Going to my local independent league games is a bit of an exercise in déjà vu. Both the York Revolution and the Lancaster Barnstormers play in the Atlantic League, and the eight teams in that league, ranging from New England to Sugarland, Texas, are filled with Guys You’re Sure You’ve Seen Somewhere Before. Usually, that’s…
Search for “Cody Bellinger” “batting stance” and you’ll find some quotes about offseason adjustments. His legs were too straight. He stood too tall. That sort of thing. And it’s true. He stood tall with his legs straight: feet even but torso rotated slightly toward the catcher, so he had to peek over his shoulder at…