Schrödinger’s Hader? No, something has changed, and the Padres might not like it.
“What makes an umpire?’” Ernie Stewart, a former major league ump, once asked. “First of all, you must have judgment… It isn’t something that you develop; it’s something that is God-given.”
Thanks to some intrepid, dogged, and very professional reporting, we’ve learned even more about Joe Maddon’s exit from the Angel.
Let’s pay homage to Jackie Robinson by flipping the script.
Baseball: like improv, but they ignore all the suggestions from the audience.
A broader perspective might reach and instruct more players.
And Andrew and Ezequiel and Max.
How thin is the line between slow draft etiquette and slow draft antagonist?
The third-time-through-the-order penalty wasn’t invented by analytics.
Nintendo’s first-party game is still playable today, though the sport it’s modeled on is long gone.
You can’t force someone to mean what they apologize for. The only thing you can do is force them to lay out some folding chairs and wire up a podium.
MLB can have a little draft, as a treat.
The buck won’t stop until the bucks stop.
Omissions and misrepresentations.
Planning for an unlikely hope is already an admission of systemic failure.
The league has plenty of sources of revenue it doesn’t give players a share of. But it wants players to share in their losses.