Alyssa Nakken is the first female coach in MLB history; Félix Hernández is not a Mariner and that’s weird; the 2020 Chicago Cubs if they were Pearl Jam songs
When Carlos Beltrán decided to do whatever it takes; congrats to your favorite Astros fan; pure joy, from a LIDOM spectator.
Keep a ballplayer, fill in with muppets; ‘Cats’ reminds us of the good old days of feeling joy in hating things
Always play like Roberto Clemente; a story on the greatest day in Brooklyn Dodgers history; trying to break the habit of rooting for the Yankees; words on players liked for their words; Casey should have been IBB’d; we honest to goodness found the least watchable hitter in the game; beware the October buzzsaw
There has yet to be an Indian in the big leagues; baseball as “escape”; enjoy the baseball while they still baseball; the Baltimore Oriole confirmed he was a duck all along; Rob Manfred returns to the Rawlings factory; the five stages of giving up on a season
Which contemporary pitcher best exemplifies the phrase “life throws you a curveball” when your mother says she’s marrying your uncle?; a review of Ty Kelly’s poem about David Wright; crowd sourcing a take on the three-batter reliever minimum when your writing arm is tired
When everything else is seemingly falling apart in our lives, baseball is there; the beauty of BaseBallet, from Mike Krukow’s son; the Cubs might trade Kris Bryant and come on that’s silly
The flaw in judging those who don’t know everything that came before (the Billie Eilishs of MLB); the sadness in Ichiro torching teachers; the audacity of Joey Gallo flaunting his new threads.
How Ryan Costello lived; three texts that begin with ‘I’ for three friends I recently visited; policing the new/old Padres, Brewers, Diamondbacks uniforms
Gabe Kapler and Farhan Zaidi refuse to learn; the Astros lead one writer to make a shocking confession; a baseball advent calendar; getting Gerrit “Salieri” Cole to step up his game
Words on birds and teams that don’t yearn; 2019 words for 2019; words on players liked for their words
New world, new identity; George Willyounot?; Grandpa Rossy Goes to Camp
There has yet to be an Indian in the big leagues; there aren’t many female scouts either; the Tampa Bay Rays whiffed on one front office hire
RIP Bonnie; a poem about how it works; they were almost the Washington *Yinkees*; bring back bloopers please and thank you
You could stop wondering how many calories Pete Alonso burned on his home run trots now; how missing the playoffs helps you look better in wedding photos; if you hate seeing a TV character get embarrassed, you really hate the Wild Card games