Topic: Baseball

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!

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.