Author Bio & Stories

  • June 13, 2012
    Sport vs. Sports The Clog

    Mitt Romney says "sport" when most other Americans, even other amazingly stilted Mormon hedge-fund oligarchs, would say "sports." But he's not alone in this problem. We've made a chart to help Mitt and other confused people out.

  • The Stanley Cup Finals come to Los Angeles, and with them the elusive  prospect of a fan's perfect moment. But so much reality stands in the way.

  • A.J. Ellis is not just the best catcher you've never heard of. This year, he's been the best catcher in baseball. How and why Ellis has become a one-man movement among Dodger fans. 

  • May 28, 2012
    Johnny Tapia is Dead The Clog

    Johnny Tapia, a five-time champion of the world, is dead at 45. What do his crazy life and early death say about boxing and the hard lives of even the greatest boxers?

  • May 22, 2012
    Why We Hate Fatheads The Clog

    A brief but important investigation into the meaning of Fatheads, and more importantly, Fathead commercials,  starring Justin Verlander. 

  • Manny Pacquiao does not want to murder gay people, but what Manny Pacquiao wants, says, and does matter much less than the financial implications of what people think Manny Pacquiao wants, says, and does. 

  • Warren Buffett and Bill Gates took on Ariel Hsing, a U.S. Olympic team member as part of Berkshire Hathaway's really, really fun shareholder's weekend.

  • The Dodgers are in first place and have new ownership. The Lakers, Clippers, and Kings are all in the playoffs, and all leading their respective series. What the hell's going on in L.A.?

  • Because nobody cares about anything more than they care aboout backup goalies, a brief farewell to those eliminated, and an  almost equally brief mazel tov to those who remain. 

  • It may be some time before we see instant replay in baseball. But a type of instant replay is already in place in cricket. It's already changing the way the game is played, and could offer some hints of how instant replay could change the way baseball gets played and thought about in the bigs.