Topic: Yakkin

August 22, 2012

From the clammy doldrums of baseball's dog days, two heroes rise to free-associate, analyze Rick Sutcliffe's understanding of immigration law and herald the arrival of Jeremy Guthrie Whatever.0. What, it's August.

August 8, 2012

Matt Stairs is a globe-trotting super-assassin, Pat Mahomes biography is a tough sell, Josh Reddick wants to fight you at the nu-metal show, Marlins management is wearing linen and getting handsy. All is more or less normal.

July 25, 2012

Baseball's trade-deadline season is all about speculation, which is fun enough. But with Ichiro on the Yankees, a world of horrible new possibilities has opened up. Yakkin' stares into the abyss, and the abyss smells like Nick Swisher.

June 21, 2012

On managerial middle-schoolisms, declining sluggers, terrifying bobbleheads and the origins of the popular baseball slang term "Poop Towel." Complicated... but quite simple.

June 14, 2012

Matt Cain's perfection, R.A. Dickey's inspiring imperfection, a tasteful collection of erotica edited by Joaquin Arias, and a kitchen device called The Bixler that needs to be recalled, and quickly, before someone gets hurt.

June 6, 2012

No-hitters, curvaceous relief pitchers, the apocalyptic appetizer-swarm of the late-'90s Cleveland Indians. The horror. The horror.

May 18, 2012

Baseball beat writers as crusty indie snobs, Glenn Braggs as hitting exemplar, Mickey Hatcher as Master Trickster, the Minnesota Twins as failed name-generation experiment, and other observations that contain trace amounts of baseball-related information.

May 8, 2012

The internet and sports-bro world's favorite meme, model Kate Upton, is an odd kind of phenom. Being a bombshell too bootylicious for the editorial modeling world made her almost exotic, but her meteoric rise to fame only happened in the place where she could be the most generic: at the center of sports-bro attention. Cue the beer commercials!

May 3, 2012

Albert Pujols takes a psychedelic journey, asks to wear Jerry Reuss's shirt for a little while. Brett Lawrie tapes 40-ounces of Mickey's to his hands, posts pictures of it online. These are actually reasonable responses to a world in which the Baltimore Orioles are playing very good baseball.