Topic: Swagger

April 22, 2014

The search for an acceptable level of on-field baseball swagger continues, and players continue to get in actual fights about it. This is not as bad as it sounds.

January 17, 2014

The exciting experience of being in a city that is suddenly very into football. The less-exciting experience of watching two types of brands be argued about on TV. The good news is that four really good teams are playing in two football games on Sunday. It's pretty good news.

July 23, 2013

Bryce Harper may well wind up as a generation-defining baseball talent, and is definitely one of the more interesting people currently playing the game. He's also a Mormon. Let's leave it at that, maybe.

June 12, 2013

How did one of baseball's most free-spending and extravagant franchises become one of the game's messiest and most endearing teams? The awesomeness of Yasiel Puig helps, but it's not the whole answer.

November 9, 2012

Brandon Jennings wants to be noticed, and plays wildly and well enough to deserve it. But at the start of his fourth season in the league, and one that will do much to define the rest of his career, Jennings still has some self-inflicted blemishes, and they don't look any better in the spotlight.

January 6, 2012

Al Davis's win-at-all-costs approach didn’t always work, obviously, but it didn’t always fail, either. Even when the Raiders were mediocre, they had a mystique. “I don’t want to be the most respected team in the league,” Davis famously said. “I want to be the most feared.” And so he was.