Topic: Television

July 16, 2014

In which Adam Dunn's influence on Chief Keef is revealed, Brandon Moss looks a little like a buff George Saunders, and Fat Joe displays late movement on his fastball, sort of.

June 25, 2014

As MTV2's flirtily bizarre collaboration with Major League Baseball reaches double digits, it enters its baroque/recycling-old-stuff period. Don't worry, Fat Joe is still around.

June 11, 2014

Off The Bat is now nearly ten episodes old, and still a long way from good. Instead of stressing over how and why Fat Joe still can't pronounce Yasiel Puig's name, maybe it's better to wonder how this is still on the air. The answer to that question lies in MTV2's similarly baffling existence.

June 6, 2014

In which our heroes more or less give up on the baseball aspect of things and focus more on Yo Gotti, junket-jumping, and violence against Tampa Bay Rays.

May 23, 2014

Five episodes in, "Off The Bat" throws a curve by delivering a really good segment. Also: crude sex idiocies and frappucino punchlines.

May 6, 2014

In which Hunter Pence quietly owns an overstated television host, gender roles are wince-inducingly reinforced, baseball players are again revealed as fairly basic dudes, and this misbegotten MLB/MTV2 collaboration persists in being on television.

April 25, 2014

How much does Shaquille O'Neal dislike Dwight Howard? Enough to hold him to a totally arbitrary standard for greatness, for starters.

April 25, 2014

In which Anthony Rizzo hits meatballs with a bat, CC Sabathia is forced to do accents, and the end, mercifully, appears to be near.

April 15, 2014

Week two of our quest to decipher MTV2's baffling MLB collaboration, "Off The Bat." This week: talking sad reality television with Jeremy Guthrie, bullying Adam Jones into dancing, and the question of who this is all even for.

April 9, 2014

... Well, besides Major League Baseball's latest, strangest and most Fat Joe-aided attempt to cast itself as a Young People Thing, and television's finest source for uncomfortable Bryce Harper chuckling.