Author Bio & Stories

  • A conversation with the man behind the brilliant Capybaras That Look Like Rafael Nadal about larger-than-usual rodents, tennis sex symbols, aggressive merchandising and the power of frankly ridiculous things.

  • In real life, at-bat music is a bummeriffic stretch of mambo, contemporary Christian rock, and whatever the right-now counterpart is to Alien Ant Farm's awful "Smooth Criminal" cover. On Twitter, though, it's a different story entirely.

  • C.J. Nitkowski started a website right around the start of his baseball career, giving him a legitimate claim as baseball's first blogger. A decade and a half later, he's using that website to document what the end of that career—or maybe not—feels like.

  • Baseball food services giant Aramark has announced a new line of signature nachos that offers a wide array of aesthetic and ethical challenges. In conversation, David Roth and Ryan O'Hanlon take on the problem that is Arctic Nachos.

  • April 9, 2012
    See You Tuesday! The Clog

    In which we take an unscheduled three-day weekend as we make our ways back to our computers after weekends spent doing various religious/cultural/familial things. Back to our regularly scheduled programming on Tuesday.

  • April 5, 2012
    James Dolan's Blues

    James Dolan denies that the Knicks withheld news of Jeremy Lin's knee surgery to sell playoff tickets, claims conspiracy on the part of the New York Daily News. In so doing, New York's worst billionaire proved once again that there's no story about the Knicks that shouldn't be believed.

  • Hats off, and small nylon shorts in the mail, to Kevin Slane, the champion of The Classical's Prognostic-achievers Bracket Challenge. How could he possibly have known that Kentucky could pull this off?

  • Pondering an Opening Day without Tony LaRussa and Cam Bonifay, and with Yankees fans, Brian Sabean, the Orioles and Todd Benzinger's secret blend of herbs and spices. Happy talk for happy times.

  • Spring Training is almost over, and the internet's foremost tumblr'ed repository of awful Spring Training art—Patrick Sullivan's Bad Spring Training Twitpics—is pretty well gone, too. In conversation, Sullivan remembers good times and terrible photos.

  • An in-depth non-conversation with a semi-celebrity, on occasion of (almost) talking to Mario Lopez about the ultimate Final Four garbage food.