The Classical: Articles http://theclassical.org/articles en Talking Mets, Sandy, Juicing, And Books With Steve Kettmann http://theclassical.org/articles/talking-mets-sandy-juicing-and-books-with-steve-kettmann <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> A conversation with the author of &quot;Baseball Maverick,&quot; about the pioneering Mets GM Sandy Alderson, about baseball, ghostwriting, Jose Canseco, and other things.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/talking-mets-sandy-juicing-and-books-with-steve-kettmann" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/talking-mets-sandy-juicing-and-books-with-steve-kettmann#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:08:14 +0000 David Roth 2304 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: AJ Hinch and The Foul Ball of a Lifetime http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-aj-hinch-and-the-foul-ball-of-a-lifetime <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andy Verderosa </div> </div> </div> <p> There&#39;s no reason to remember AJ Hinch&#39;s playing career. Unless he hit the most important artifact of your childhood.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-aj-hinch-and-the-foul-ball-of-a-lifetime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-aj-hinch-and-the-foul-ball-of-a-lifetime#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:19:35 +0000 piellucci 2280 at http://theclassical.org The Spirit of the Blazers Is Alive in Portland http://theclassical.org/articles/the-spirit-of-the-blazers-is-alive-in-portland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Evans Clinchy </div> </div> </div> <p> A transient Portland resident meditates on the city&#39;s obsession with its snakebitten basketball franchise.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/the-spirit-of-the-blazers-is-alive-in-portland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-spirit-of-the-blazers-is-alive-in-portland#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:38:23 +0000 mcgowan 2303 at http://theclassical.org Professional Wrestling and the Not So Marvel-lous World of Mid-90s Excess http://theclassical.org/articles/professional-wrestling-and-the-not-so-marvel-lous-world-of-mid-90s-excess <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Bond </div> </div> </div> <p> The 90&#39;s were rough for comic book and wrestling fans with more than half a brain. But living life as a Rob Liefeld drawing was probably harder.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/professional-wrestling-and-the-not-so-marvel-lous-world-of-mid-90s-excess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/professional-wrestling-and-the-not-so-marvel-lous-world-of-mid-90s-excess#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:41:54 +0000 Nick Bond 2302 at http://theclassical.org More Than Just Playoffs http://theclassical.org/articles/more-than-just-playoffs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Gaudes </div> </div> </div> <p> For those in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Jets aren&rsquo;t just the hottest ticket in town, they&rsquo;re a boon to civic pride the locals so sorely lack.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/more-than-just-playoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/more-than-just-playoffs#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:25:50 +0000 wendt 2299 at http://theclassical.org This Machine Kills Romantics http://theclassical.org/articles/this-machine-kills-romantics <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt Ramirez </div> </div> </div> <p> New media have changed way we understand our favorite athletes, but not necessarily for the better.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/this-machine-kills-romantics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/this-machine-kills-romantics#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:55:11 +0000 mcgowan 2297 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: Finding Home at Camden Yards http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-finding-home-at-camden-yards <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andy Livingston </div> </div> </div> <p> Someone&#39;s doing impromptu taxidermy in your back yard? That&#39;s a good time to head to the ballpark instead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-finding-home-at-camden-yards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-finding-home-at-camden-yards#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:35:35 +0000 wendt 2234 at http://theclassical.org Sportsflicks: Eddie, Or The Pursuit Of Whoopi-ness http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-eddie-or-the-pursuit-of-whoopi-ness-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tom Keiser </div> </div> </div> <p> In which Whoopi Goldberg inherits a Knicks team with Greg Ostertag and Dwayne Schintzius on it and leads it to the playoffs. It&#39;s not a documentary, and James Dolan still thinks Isiah Thomas would&#39;ve done a better job.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-eddie-or-the-pursuit-of-whoopi-ness-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/sportsflicks-eddie-or-the-pursuit-of-whoopi-ness-0#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:05:23 +0000 David Roth 2295 at http://theclassical.org Political Promises and Body Slams http://theclassical.org/articles/political-promises-and-body-slams <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Bond </div> </div> </div> <p> Possessing a roughly equal level of relative truthiness, campaign trailers and wrestling vignettes have significantly more in common with one another than you&#39;d realize. Or probably would be comfortable with if you think about it too hard.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/political-promises-and-body-slams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/political-promises-and-body-slams#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:21:50 +0000 Nick Bond 2296 at http://theclassical.org Declared http://theclassical.org/articles/declared <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jonny Auping </div> </div> </div> <p> Frank Kaminsky&#39;s Wisconsin tenure ended a week ago. That doesn&#39;t mean he&#39;s stopped being a college basketball player.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/declared" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/declared#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:31:50 +0000 piellucci 2291 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: The Bloody Sock From Behind Enemy Lines http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-the-bloody-sock-from-behind-enemy-lines <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ben Adams </div> </div> </div> <p> Playoff baseball can be excruciatingly, wonderfully hard to watch when it&#39;s at its best. Now imagine being forced to watch one of the greatest playoff games in history in total silence.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-the-bloody-sock-from-behind-enemy-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-the-bloody-sock-from-behind-enemy-lines#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:27:07 +0000 David Roth 2290 at http://theclassical.org Stop The Clock, Or Baseball, Love, And Time http://theclassical.org/articles/stop-the-clock-or-baseball-love-and-time <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drew Avery </div> </div> </div> <p> Baseball&#39;s new pace-of-play rules are totally reasonable and useful. But what&#39;s right about baseball is also what&#39;s boring about it, and the game might as well admit as much.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/stop-the-clock-or-baseball-love-and-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/stop-the-clock-or-baseball-love-and-time#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:51:20 +0000 David Roth 2289 at http://theclassical.org Broken Bat http://theclassical.org/articles/broken-bat <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeremy Horton </div> </div> </div> <p> Even after his relapse, nobody can take Josh Hamilton&#39;s days of sobriety away from him. If you&#39;re an addict, that&#39;s something you understand far too well.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/broken-bat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/broken-bat#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:50:26 +0000 piellucci 2288 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: Vance Vance Revolution http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-vance-vance-revolution <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Holly M. Wendt </div> </div> </div> <p> 2015 may be rough for Phillies fans. Let&#39;s remember one unlikely night in 2012 when baseball was a lot of fun.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-vance-vance-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-vance-vance-revolution#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:59:18 +0000 wendt 2284 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: Every Game A Pilgrimage http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-every-game-a-pilgrimage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jamie Nelson </div> </div> </div> <p> Some pilgrims walk to Canterbury. Some take the ferry to AT&amp;T Park.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-every-game-a-pilgrimage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-every-game-a-pilgrimage#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:53:38 +0000 wendt 2276 at http://theclassical.org Our Better Angels, in the Outfield and Everywhere Else http://theclassical.org/articles/our-better-angels-in-the-outfield-and-everywhere-else <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Bond </div> </div> </div> <p> Sports&#39; position as a moral force has slipped in the last few decades. It&#39;s time for them to make a comeback.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/our-better-angels-in-the-outfield-and-everywhere-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/our-better-angels-in-the-outfield-and-everywhere-else#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:00:59 +0000 Nick Bond 2278 at http://theclassical.org Every Game A Story: Skunked: A Polecats No-Hitter http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-skunked-a-polecats-no-hitter <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Donald Wakeford </div> </div> </div> <p> The best baseball game I&rsquo;ve ever attended featured a no-hitter for a team with a skunk for a logo and was played in a stadium my father built.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-skunked-a-polecats-no-hitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/every-game-a-story-skunked-a-polecats-no-hitter#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:43:02 +0000 wendt 2274 at http://theclassical.org Couches Versus Cancer http://theclassical.org/articles/couches-versus-cancer <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Josh Tucker </div> </div> </div> <p> The NCAA Tournament is great in its ways and awful in its ways. There are reasons to watch, and reasons not to. But, for people in need of the escape and brightness that sports can offer, March Madness delivers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/couches-versus-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/couches-versus-cancer#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:22:08 +0000 David Roth 2272 at http://theclassical.org We Lose, We Lose, We Win http://theclassical.org/articles/we-lose-we-lose-we-win <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chris Sampson </div> </div> </div> <p> After the first two rounds of March Madness, most of the tournament&#39;s teams are gone. But also nothing ever really ends in March.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/we-lose-we-lose-we-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/we-lose-we-lose-we-win#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:51:14 +0000 David Roth 2268 at http://theclassical.org The John Cena Problem http://theclassical.org/articles/the-john-cena-problem <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Bond </div> </div> </div> <p> Through no fault of his own, John Cena has become an avatar for what ails the WWE. But is it too late to fix it?&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/the-john-cena-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/the-john-cena-problem#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:25:00 +0000 Nick Bond 2264 at http://theclassical.org Skate or Buy http://theclassical.org/articles/skate-or-buy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kevin Nickoloff </div> </div> </div> <p> The things that make skateboarding skateboarding are also the things that make it so appealing to corporations. It&#39;s not all bad. Right?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/skate-or-buy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/skate-or-buy#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:29:46 +0000 Nick Bond 2260 at http://theclassical.org Peja And Vlade http://theclassical.org/articles/peja-and-vlade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Redford </div> </div> </div> <p> Two stars from Yugoslavia symbolized different aspects of the troubled, ethnically diverse republic. Together, they made beautiful basketball and provided their homeland with something to be proud of.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/peja-and-vlade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/peja-and-vlade#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:23:37 +0000 mcgowan 2256 at http://theclassical.org Putting Down Names: When An NCAA Bracket Is Something More http://theclassical.org/articles/putting-down-names-when-an-ncaa-bracket-is-something-more <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jessie Daniels </div> </div> </div> <p> Bracketology is little more than arbitrary pseudo-science designed to prognosticate someone else&#39;s arbitrary pseudo-science. The reason we care so much is only partly about the games themselves.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/putting-down-names-when-an-ncaa-bracket-is-something-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/putting-down-names-when-an-ncaa-bracket-is-something-more#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:25:09 +0000 piellucci 2254 at http://theclassical.org Head Games http://theclassical.org/articles/head-games-1 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Bond </div> </div> </div> <p> Chris Borland is the latest in what&#39;s been a mass exodus of players seemingly in their prime leaving the NFL for greener pastures. And the reaction to his exit says almost as much about the problems in the industry as the reasons he&#39;s leaving in the first place.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/head-games-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/head-games-1#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:24:34 +0000 Nick Bond 2250 at http://theclassical.org Life Among The Dinosaurs http://theclassical.org/articles/life-among-the-dinosaurs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-op-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Andrew Tobolowsky </div> </div> </div> <p> Canada has 35 million people and one professional basketball team. The Toronto Raptors are an NBA experience unlike any other.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-main-image-suppress"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide main image on article page? </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://theclassical.org/articles/life-among-the-dinosaurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://theclassical.org/articles/life-among-the-dinosaurs#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:50:14 +0000 piellucci 2249 at http://theclassical.org