Topic: Baseball

January 30, 2014

The New York Mets' owners are dealing with their winter restlessnes by toying with the idea of breaking up a very great pair of radio broadcasters. For a bunch of reasons, this is a terrible idea.

January 17, 2014

Tom Glavine is going to the Hall of Fame, deservedly. Now it is time for him to step out of Greg Maddux's shadow and shine -- as a whole person, and uneasy-seeming energy drink pitchman.

December 30, 2013

One of the oldest and shabbiest stadiums in Minor League baseball is also, improbably or not, one of the best places to watch baseball in the country. That ballpark is Nashville's Herschel Greer Stadium, the product of Conway Twitty's mad real estate dreams and home to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. If an upcoming vote in Nashville goes as expected, its days are numbered. This dispatch from Herschel Greer first appeared in The Classical Magazine: Being There.

December 30, 2013

The Astrodome, from its conception and construction through its grand opening, represented the pinnacle of architectural achievement, the height of ambition, and the synthesis of civic innovation, national pride, and economic optimism.

December 27, 2013

This year's Padres aren't a very good baseball team. But what's been truly bad and sad about them in recent years, and the reason they've lost a fan base that seemed ready to love them, has less to do with baseball than how business gets done in San Diego.

December 26, 2013

John Rawls, one of the greatest American philosophers, was also a pretty serious baseball fan. Still, there are some serious holes in his recently unearthed argument for baseball as "the best of all games." Also, though, there's some basic emotional truth about being a fan.

December 19, 2013

Last week, the dysfunction of the Seattle Mariners' front office was laid out before the public. The question for fans is: who, or what, are they rooting for?

December 12, 2013

Rougned Odor has one of the strangest and very best names that baseball has seen in a very long time. He also happens to be good enough that fans will have to learn how to say it.

December 3, 2013

A conversation in which Ted and Eric discuss Carl Crawford's knee ligaments, offseason coping mechanisms, and how to reconcile the Hall of Fame with the modern era. 

November 18, 2013

The 1984 San Diego Padres were the best and most interesting team in franchise history. Which is sort of the same thing as saying they were too interesting to fit into an '80s-style highlight video, even one this heavy on Ray Parker Jr.