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It's the Biggest Party of the SummerSlam, and the guests of honor are a retired MMA fighter and a wizard zombie mortician for the Old West. What's the Worst That Could Happen?

How did Johnny Cueto, a kid from the Dominican Republic, end up pitching from the center of a baseball diamond in Kauffman Stadium? Probably like anyone else who finds their way to Kansas City. In some ways, it just sort of happened that way, and in others, he willed it.

Dreamer, the Music Box Dancer of sports movies. Simultaneously slow and energetic, at once traditional and danceable, the combination of which could only have thrived just before Morning In America. 

Baseball in the depths of the Utah desert isn't pretty. That's part of what makes it great.

The Mets' slugging first baseman might be the most media-averse player in baseball. He also hits the ball really, really hard. We might as well appreciate both.

How is it that so many of the most effectively violent people alive proclaim faith in a religious tradition that teaches the opposite? It's less complicated than it seems.

Simone Manuel is a leader in the first generation of African-Americans swimmers to make systemic waves in the sport.

What took so long?

That Hulk Hogan ruined his legacy by saying something stupid isn't shocking. That it showed us the truth about him is. 

In which a legendary playwright and the most successful filmmaker of the 1970's collaborate on an extremely shitty baseball-adjacent movie that features a boatload of sexism, Rebecca DeMornay, some extremely dubious narrative choices, and the idea of A Horny Dale Murphy.

The story of one of the most unexpected, remarkable, and disastrous filmmaking collaborations in film and NBA history, from the people who lived it, from auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky to star LeBron James to David Milch to Andray Blatche.