On Opening Day, there's hope and promise and all kinds of other good things. Even for Pirates fans, if only for a little while. The first in a periodic series of diaries on following the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pete Gaines said something stupid on Twitter over the weekend, then spent the better part of the day being cyberbullied by a sure-thing first-ballot Hall of Famer and his online sycophants. This is his story.
For all the things that can divide a father and son, from different personalities to a father's obligations to a military at war, there is something in sports that brings, if not quite understanding, a certain unity. It's a good thing.
Pro wrestling demands an unusual suspension of disbelief, but Efedding—online, role-playing virtual wrestling—requires something more profound of the people who are obsessed with it: actual, total belief in the wrestlers and rivalries that they've collaborated in making up.
In many ways, David Goldenberg had an unexceptional childhood. The exception was that, in 1989, he was one of the best racewalkers his age in the United States. He was nine, and an odd kid. But racewalking is an odd sport.