The Best Thing in Baseball This Week returns with a focus on the events surrounding the All-Star Game.
It was the top of the second when Chick Hafey blooped a middle-in pitch into shallow center, but it was the AL that actually sent one across the plate a few minutes later. Wally Berger and Dick Bartell rounded out the middle of the lineup but it just wasn’t enough: for despite exciting the thousands…
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The Portable Dictionary of Baseball Idioms-Turned-Americanisms (Part 2) Baseball has always positioned itself as the All-American pastime, tying itself to our nature’s culture. But even I (writer, baseball enthusiast, nerd) hadn’t realized how much baseball has shaped American English. Part 1 of this list appears here. And a few more follow: Home Run In baseball:…
Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.
If you’re gonna talk about a Bugs Bunny changeup, you’d best bring Bugs Bunny gifs.
Imagining an All-Star game that was For The Win, not for the special interest groups (and fans).
Which we’re not supposed to do.
One of the prospect team’s most recent hires examines what he has learned.
Pipe Balls, the Home Run Derby Anti-Curse, and the craziest unwritten rule we’ve ever heard.
Eyes on Dylan Bundy, Robert Stephenson, Vincent Velasquez, J.P. Crawford, Francisco Mejia, and Bradley Zimmer.
The eternal spectacle of a farewell All-Star appearance.
Putting the focus on the focus on Jeter, and other All-Star observations.