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…
Short Relief Investigates: Silicon Valley’s Baseball Innovations By: Zack Moser Major League Baseball, looking to appeal to younger audiences, has consulted with top Silicon Valley executives to come up with some ideas to inject new life into the National Pastime. Short Relief’s investigative team has uncovered a partial list of these recent and prospective innovations,…
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….
Can he lead Chicago’s rotation in October?
Some of our sons (Jason Kubel) were always large; some (Alfonso Soriano) weren’t but are now.
Role players who fill the Cubs’ six lineup spots around Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have come up big in the second half.
An anecdotal assessment of Mark Trumbo’s defensive skill, and a breakdown of where Shohei Otani won’t go.
The keys to life: how to tweet, how to eat in a non-destructive fashion, and how to use animals to diffuse your existential terror.