Auckland Tuatara’s season continues to be strange to say the least; TwinsFest is one of many things that ain’t what it used to be; the poem Fred Wilpon deserves
A fond farewell to a good doggo, a better companion than even MLB; it’s about time they add a non-baseball talent and skills portion to the All-Star Game festivities; the baseball conversation we all have from time to time
Love: Luis Arraez Style; the story of a baseball field in Arrey, New Mexico; Good Omens; female scouts remain not welcomed by some; so are we really never going to talk about why the Cubs are playing close to Thanksgiving in ‘The Martian’?; calling someone else’s shot
Carol Danvers played baseball, and she always got back up; non-astronaut throws baseball; sorry prospects, it’s prospecting night at the ballpark; creating the best Topps baseball card pack ever; the sad case of Charlie Hollocher; RIP Brody Stevens
Last week the baseball world lost a friend, and a lot of essayists lost a mentor and a model: Michael Steinberg; *James Murphy voice* baseball we love you, but you’re bringing us down; please read our screenplay about Robot Rob Manfred: Destroyer of Baseball
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Fans should not throw away their shot, so to speak (and see Hamilton in Philadelphia when you can); a farewell to football played on baseball diamonds; separating the true fans from the rooters and knockers
Love: Luis Arraez Style; What J.T. Realmuto can teach us about teaching.
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…
While I am well known as that person among my friends who has definitely not seen whatever show everyone else has been talking about for months, I have seen Good Omens, the Amazon Prime adaptation of the 1990 Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel of the same name. Both of these texts are quintessentially British…
The city of Philadelphia is awash in all things bamboo, thanks to the horticultural optimism of newish Phillie Brad Miller. With the team in the middle of an ugly and ill-timed skid through the NL East, Miller sought a change of fortunes through the procurement of a desk-sized (or player locker-sized) pot of lucky bamboo….