Topic: Depression

January 16, 2013

Amid the calls for more studies and commercials reassuring us that the NFL is on it, there is a stark and simple fact: football killed Junior Seau, as it has killed a good number of NFL players before. Now that we know this, what are we, and what is the NFL, going to do about it?

September 11, 2012

When the veteran American League ump Ron Luciano wrote The Umpire Strikes Back in 1982, it was a bestseller as a quintessential Dad Book: a safe, sports-y Father's Day gift. Thirty years later, and 17 years after Luciano died by his own hand, the book looks like something altogether stranger, sadder, and more interesting. This may be the saddest baseball book ever written.