Topic: Baseball

October 21, 2016

Everyone knows Joe Maddon is uniquely adept at using creative, unconventional methods to motivate his team. No one knew exactly how creative he was until now.

June 8, 2015

A poem about the most important moment in the history of baseball, which has not yet happened, and might not happen, but should definitely happen.

March 5, 2015

Major League Baseball wants to speed up games, and came up with some mildly controversial rules designed to serve that end. It's a decent start, but we're here to finish the job.

October 30, 2014

The last of Robert O'Connell's postseason sketches concerns one of the last and most inevitable outs of the baseball season.

October 21, 2014

Most baseball fans, even serious ones, haven't seen much of the San Francisco Giants or Kansas City Royals. Which means that, for most baseball fans, the most reasonable option is to pick the team with the World Series team with the best uniform and cheer for them. We can help.

October 17, 2014

In the latest of Robert O'Connell's sketches from baseball's last weeks, we find a weird and suddenly, tenuosly great team getting a great start from a strange place. It's October, you know.

October 7, 2014

The latest installment in Robert O'Connell's October sketchbook concerns John Lackey, October's favorite a-hole.

October 1, 2014

Throughout the postseason, Robert O'Connell will contribute brief sketches of brief moments from the last few games of 2014. Some of these moments will be important, many of them will not be, but only one (probably) will involve a man nicknamed Country Breakfast attempting to steal second base.

September 28, 2014

Every irritating thing you've heard about Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh's bunt-happy and resolutely ancient-school manager, is true. Here's how one Pirates fan figured out how to deal with it.

September 5, 2014

The new Classical is here! The new Classical is here!