Félix Hernández as personal muse; 19 inning marathon games are actually good; fixing baseball by making it the NFL
Thinking of the Utah coal miners after the Tyler Skaggs news; a rundown of what happens when you watch a 15-inning game; teaching your friend in vain that Mike Tauchman isn’t actually good
Recapping the big moments from Major League Baseball, notably the Brewers and Reds going the extra mile yet again at Great American Ball Park.
Years ago, like, 25 years ago, I saw a cartoon of unknown origin and date. I don’t remember the name, but it stuck with me. The cartoon was about a (young???) baseball manager who wanted to bring in a relief pitcher. An older man, presumably a Gene Lamont-style bench coach, handed the man statistics on…
The first rule of tampering is never talk about another team’s player coming to yours: A lesson Aaron Judge of the Yankees now understands after MLB admonished him for “encouraging” Manny Machado to leave the Orioles.
Combating a receding menace.
The Pirates and Reds play free ball, Dallas Keuchel dominates, and the rest of the action, plus what to watch tonight.
The staff shares stories of the best extra-inning affairs we can remember.