In my Catholic high school religion class they taught us the value of seeing perspective from different angles; specifically the teacher talked about looking “at the light” as opposed to “in the light.” This was meant to be interpreted as, don’t mock someone for their beliefs unless you can empathize from a perspective of believing…
Angela Carter died in 1992 without ever finishing the long-rumored sequel to her 1972 surrealist novel The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman. Short Relief will be running weekly excerpts from the scraps of that sequel found in her papers after her death. The following is from the end of the book, as our hero,…
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.
On the persistent and insidious tough luck that Cole Hamels has pitched under.
Start the bandwagon: The next criminally underrated HOF candidate is today’s criminally underrated superstar.
How has the argument changed in the last 15 years? Let’s go back to the time of his retirement and find out.
Today, you will see many a bad ballot go viral. Focus instead on the hundreds of voters who make the HOF what it is.