Topic: Baseball

April 1, 2014

A new season means a new start for the Chicago White Sox and those who care about them. It also involves an extremely large American flag.

March 31, 2014

In which our heroes escape from the Fan Cave and into the freedom of actual meaningful professional baseball. Scott Spiezio's band is there, for some reason, but on this one day it doesn't matter so much.

March 28, 2014

Mike Trout has been baseball's most valuable player over the last two years, and has been paid just a fraction of what he's worth. He could change that, and a lot of other things about how baseball works, if he wanted to.

March 27, 2014

SYH

Just in time for the start of the baseball season, a mini-series of baseball cards that have been spoonerized for your protection. You will not find an original Fuck Chinley in better condition.

March 12, 2014

It's spring. Jason Giambi is leading, Ian Kinsler is taking umbrage, and Bartolo Colon is eating balloon animals at birthday parties. So, pretty much the usual.

March 7, 2014

Rick Ankiel succumbed to Rick Ankiel's Disease, then conquered it to become a productive Major Leaguer and retire on something like his own terms. There have been many better players in his generation, but few whose virtuosity came with more struggle attached.

March 5, 2014

In 1965, Juan Marichal attacked John Roseboro with a baseball bat at Candlestick Park. The photo is iconic, and still horrifying. The story behind it is less well-known.

February 27, 2014

Baseball's foggy, fussy mythos remains one of its biggest selling points, for better or worse. But even heroes are humans in the spring, and everything seems bigger and brighter and better when you're a kid.

February 23, 2014

The Dodgers are set launch their new cable network, Sports Net LA. They've also announced increases to ticket and parket prices. What does all this mean for their fans?

February 14, 2014

A frank discussion of The Captain, in preparation for what will probably be a less-frank year-long discussion of The Captain. By "frank" we mean mostly goofy ad hominem jokes.