Topic: Baseball

July 2, 2013

The July issue of The Classical Magazine is rounding into shape, and the August one is taking contributions. Get like us.

June 28, 2013

Matt Harvey has done everything a baseball fans could've hoped for and more in his brief and brilliant time with the Mets. Don't we at least owe him a nickname?

June 18, 2013

Elvis Andrus is a franchise cornerstone in Texas, despite a dearth of franchise-player statistics. But there's more to the game than what's measurable, and the quantifiable part of Elvis Andrus' game has little to do with why Rangers fans love him so much.

June 13, 2013

His hat is bumped. His starchy banana-like fruit of choice may or may not be supernatural. Fernando Rodney is a closer, and an imperfect one, but thankfully he's also a lot more interesting than that.

June 12, 2013

How did one of baseball's most free-spending and extravagant franchises become one of the game's messiest and most endearing teams? The awesomeness of Yasiel Puig helps, but it's not the whole answer.

June 11, 2013

Domonic Brown was a prodigy, then a bust, now he's spent two weeks becoming  a superstar. For a guy who swings at everything, he's been mighty patient getting there.

June 7, 2013

Major League Baseball's rules regarding PEDs aren't perfect, and neither is the league's enforcement of those rules. Neither of those is a reason to surrender, or a reason not to applaud MLB's recent attempt to enforce those rules.

June 5, 2013

Jay Buhner's kid is named Gunnar, and he is about to be a professional baseball player. Bud Selig is a renegade lawman. Chuck Knoblauch's nephew wants to play flip-cup. Terry Collins is possessed by a demon that loves bunts. Nothing will ever be the same.

May 29, 2013

Mike Baxter is not, at least relative to his big league peers, all that great a baseball player. So why does he make Mets fans feel so good?

May 29, 2013

Because it feels like home, and because it is enveloping, being a devoted fan of Major League Baseball can be an intensely comforting thing, especially when confronted with the unfamiliar. But, at some point, we all have to leave home.