A Boy And His Schwarb By: Matt Sussman Kyle Schwarber is on a “mission to transform his body” https://t.co/MLiyeu8XD5 — HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) November 28, 2017 The NES game A Boy And His Blob has fourteen different flavored jelly beans that transform the titular sidekick into various useful items to navigate an underground subway and later…
Why the Hall of Fame Doesn’t Matter By: Patrick Dubuque One of the hard things about getting old, as a writer, is having to share the same name as yourself. There are some vocations where growth and change are accepted as part of the aging curve: teaching, perhaps, or carpentry. But as a writer, once…
Time is a Serpent Eating Its Own Tail By: Emma Baccellieri Participating in baseball’s Hall of Fame season requires establishing a friendly relationship with baseball’s history—watching players from the past, putting them in context by reading about the past, calibrating standards by analyzing elections of the past. The whole thing is predicated on looking back….
Halladay, at his peak, was one of the best pitchers in history. His case for the Hall of Fame is a bit more nuanced.
Through 33 games, the Detroit Tigers stalwart is having his worst season since he broke in as a 20-year-old in 2003. He just turned 34, but have physical issues caught up the likely Hall of Fame slugger?
And it’s not just about save totals.
Limitless ballots could make for Hall of Fame overkill, but maybe there’s a simple solution.
Which career totals are most likely to get a “compiler” into the Hall of Fame?
This year’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award honoree talks about Earl Weaver’s pre-game post-game quotes, how young writers can get his attention, his many clubhouse confrontations and more.
In April, Joe Mauer (and his sunglasses) looked as good as ever. In May, he fell back. Each month promises a very different legacy for the lifelong Twin.