In the second installment of a three-part conversation, the Fire Joe Morgan brain trust discusses baseball statistical revolution, hearing back from their targets, and the very special mind of John Kruk.
We are all Zico. The artist formerly known as Arthur has once more been trudging down memory lane, all the way back to the scene of the terrible accident: Brazil's elimination from the 1982 World Cup at the hands of Italy.
Fire Joe Morgan was one of baseball's angriest, best, smartest and best-loved blogs. That was never the idea. In this three-part conversation, its three co-creators discuss how FJM happened, what it was, and why they hate David Eckstein so much.
Jerry Stackhouse has been an All-Star and a scoring champion, but he's never been anyone's favorite player but his own. That has been enough to keep him just pissed-off enough, and to have kept him in the NBA for 18 seasons.
Andy Reid has not won a Super Bowl in his 14 years in Philadelphia. In fact, he's only made it once in five chances. Will it be that fact, or that he made it to five NFC Championship games in the first place, that define his legacy?
Everyone is getting paid. Some people are getting traded. The Mets ownership group is performing some sort of mean-spirited Dadaist prank on the very idea of baseball. Sam Horn springs fully formed and hungry for burgers from the head of David Raposa. Business as usual.
In which a reporter takes in a hugely meaningless Knicks game, sees the sights at Madison Square Garden, steals a few moments in the Knicks locker room, and attempts to deal with the implications of Carmelo Anthony's hideous sweater.
Thuzio, Tiki Barber's new pay-to-hang-out-with-famous-athletes service, is a promising business venture. The key for those seeking to take advantage of it, and its peerless opportunities to eat lunch with Frank Catalanotto or have Steve Sax over for a book club meeting, is to make your purchasing decisions wisely.
Call it soccer diplomacy if you like, but American coaches have slowly won over the hearts and minds—and won quite a few games, in the case of new Egyptian National Team head coach Bob Bradley—of soccer teams from the Netherlands to Iran.