Author Bio & Stories

  • A tee-ball odyssey, and a journey into expectation management, courtesy of the lowest rungs of youth sports.

  • A frank comparison between NASA's stunning new footage of the sun's surface and the Porzingis/Melo Knicks, which are more alike than you might suspect.

  • October 31, 2014
    A Lot Of Basketball Left

    The Knicks picked up their first win in their second game of the season, against a team they had no business beating. This doesn't have to be the start of something big to mean something.

  • October 24, 2014
    Like They Used To

    The nostalgia trap, the Springsteen conundrum, and why we need baseball as much in this chaotic time as we've needed it in every other.

  • October 7, 2014
    Daughters And Ballgames

    A baseball game can be a safe and almost sacred space, and the sort of gift any parent would want to give a child. But the world is not a ballpark, and kids are kids.

  • September 29, 2014
    162

    For most fans and most teams, the 2014 season is over. This is a drag, but this is also how baseball works, and also baseball never quite ends.

  • September 17, 2014
    The Grandstand

    On going someplace strange to watch a baseball game that doesn't really matter.

  • September 2, 2014
    Get Me Over

    A few thoughts on the lonely, essential, terrifying, clarifying, insane and secretly simple and utterly unique job of pitching.