Topic: Baseball

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!

June 10, 2014

Super-prospect Gregory Polanco is finally on his way to Pittsburgh. How and why this well-deserved call took so long to come has a lot to do with MLB's broken Super Two system, but also something to do with the micro-scale workaday weirdness of the Pirates.

June 6, 2014

In which our heroes more or less give up on the baseball aspect of things and focus more on Yo Gotti, junket-jumping, and violence against Tampa Bay Rays.

May 27, 2014

A Saturday afternoon White Sox game is usually a profoundly restful experience. On bobble head day, it's something else entirely.

May 16, 2014

CC Sabathia visited Dr. James Andrews and escaped. And yet there is still the sense that the end is near, if not nearly here.

May 7, 2014

The Milwaukee Brewers have been among the best teams in baseball thus far, both in terms of how well they play on the field and the exquisiteness of their troll-game. In both cases, though, there's room for improvement.

April 25, 2014

In which Anthony Rizzo hits meatballs with a bat, CC Sabathia is forced to do accents, and the end, mercifully, appears to be near.

April 22, 2014

The search for an acceptable level of on-field baseball swagger continues, and players continue to get in actual fights about it. This is not as bad as it sounds.