Topic: Boston Red Sox

December 21, 2012

As a general rule, it's the thought that counts in gift-giving. There are, however, limits to this. 

December 13, 2012

Everyone is getting paid. Some people are getting traded. The Mets ownership group is performing some sort of mean-spirited Dadaist prank on the very idea of baseball. Sam Horn springs fully formed and hungry for burgers from the head of David Raposa. Business as usual.

October 15, 2012

With Derek Jeter on the DL, Mariano River on the IR and the Yankees' World Series hopes on their deathbed, a Red Sox fan should be happier than this.  Has the rivalry died or just matured?

August 27, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers are far from the first or worst example of the nouveau riche in sports. But their flagrant displays of wealth, and the extent to which they persist, could determine if one of the best franchises in baseball history becomes an ideal model of success once again, or a very expensive joke.

August 25, 2012

There are big trades, and then there is the total team transplant that the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off late Friday night. The multi-star, multi-multi-million dollar deal is not quite official yet, but Yakkin' About Baseball isn't quite worried about that, quite.

August 8, 2012

Matt Stairs is a globe-trotting super-assassin, Pat Mahomes biography is a tough sell, Josh Reddick wants to fight you at the nu-metal show, Marlins management is wearing linen and getting handsy. All is more or less normal.

July 19, 2012

Luis Tiant was a great pitcher, if perhaps one too interesting, flawed, and non-linear for the Hall of Fame. But he was also more than that, and a pitcher whose uniquely contorted and violent motion carved out a new and strange type of baseball grace. From the new e-book "The Hall of Nearly Great."

June 20, 2012

Johnny Damon has had a pretty great run as a big leaguer, but the erstwhile idiot seems to be near the end of his big league road as he struggles upwards towards the Mendoza Line in Cleveland. Which leaves him... where, exactly?

April 12, 2012

Today marks the Classical debut of Josh Wilker's Cardboard Gods column, waxing elegaic on the inscrutable truth of TINSTAAPP, coming to in the supermarket, the Carveresque austerity of fate, and more. Herewith, the first card in the pack, chewing gum not included for liability reasons.