Gary Carter was a bright and proudly uncool presence on a some great and greatly dark Mets teams, but he was more than that. For the late catcher, "Kid" wasn't so much a nickname as a state of mind that approached a state of grace.
There's no reason to put Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek in a documentary about UCLA basketball, really. But until you actually watch Manzarek's performance in a documentary about UCLA basketball it's hard to understand why not. Let's fix that.
In terms of their cover art, The Baseball Hall of Shame series of the 1980s look a lot like VHS boxes for lower-end teen comedies. But what's between those covers sounds uncannily like today's irrereverent, obsessive sports internet. There's a good reason for that.
Plenty of people were sad when Albert Pujols bounced on the Cardinals. But only one visionary jerk thought to videotape himself making his child cry about it, and then put the video online.