Topic: Baseball

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.

November 15, 2013

"I’m not really sure why I got the job. It seems they recruit often from SABR and are not really in the business of giving jobs to newspaper stringers that might later write about it. I was told they don’t even really like to hire writers, because they tend to stop paying attention after the seventh inning." On life as a baseball stat-stringer.

November 13, 2013

In the wake of another season, Ted Walker comes to terms with the fact that he will never be the archetypical baseball fan who remembers the starting rotation of the 1987 Whoevers.

November 11, 2013

A father, a son and the old ways of building a new stadium for a team that mostly doesn't need one.

November 7, 2013

The existentialist dilemma presented by October

November 4, 2013

The Minnesota Twins haven't given their fans much to be happy about of late, and it may be some time before they do it next. But there's a valuable lesson to be learned in all this glacial futility, maybe.

October 31, 2013

We'd buy scalped standing-room tickets, move as close to the field as possible, and yell "Yankees suck" or "Jeter, you suck," etc., while wearing our "Yankees Suck" t-shirts. Just screaming and screaming.

October 30, 2013

The 1977 TV movie Murder At The World Series offers none of the excitement of the World Series, and barely any murder. But it does offer notably more Intense Bruce Boxleitner acting and Houston Astros than any Fall Classic in recent memory.