Topic: MLB

October 11, 2013

We are nearly out of baseball teams, and baseball season. To make the most of the (honestly kind of wearyingly predictable) teams left, let's look to the weird Corgi-shaped sluggers and try to ignore Tony La Russa's scowling ghost. Let's at least try.

October 10, 2013

The Pittsburgh Pirates season had to end eventually, and it ended on Wednesday night with the team helpless before Adam Wainright in St. Louis. At least it ends in, and with, some real hope. That's not a small thing after twenty years of nothing but hope.

October 3, 2013

A look at the disco-soundtracked, Al Michaels-narrated, endearingly batshit highlight video of the not-very-good 1980 San Francisco Giants. Part of an occasional series, hopefully.

October 2, 2013

The Pittsburgh Pirates won a game in the playoffs for the first time since 1992. It all felt a lot more natural than it should've. Let's try to be cool about this, somehow.

October 1, 2013

... it's a nice idea, and easy to get excited about with baseball's playoffs coming up, but that's about it. And yes, we have charts.

September 26, 2013

Mariano Rivera is at the end of a long and consistently dazzling career. We won't be able to remember as much of it as we might want to, but that's the way baseball -- and everything else -- works.

September 24, 2013

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be in the playoffs. Everyone is welcome back into the cathedral, the exorcism is over.

September 5, 2013

After two decades of not doing it, the Pittsburgh Pirates will finish this season with a winning record, and quite possibly in the playoffs. It's a lot to take in. In a good way.

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 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.