Topic: Reality

February 13, 2013

There are a lot of tricks and schemes that sports owners have tried to fill seats -- and boxscores -- for the teams they own. From Olympic sprinters turned basestealers to little people turned OBP machines, trying to game the system is as old as the sports themselves. Like these, the idea of making a sumo wrestler a hockey goalie has been bandied about for longer than most of us can remember because it hints at the larger existential questions of sports: What's fair? Is practicality important? Why is Charles B. Wang so ridiculous? 

May 25, 2012

Last season, Lang Whitaker retired as a baseball fan. After two decades of watching pretty much every Braves game of the Bobby Cox era, and then writing a book about the experience, he was a bit burned out on the Bravos. But thanks to a video game, he's been drawn back into (pixelated) fandom.