The Clog

In the latest of Robert O'Connell's sketches from baseball's last weeks, we find a weird and suddenly, tenuosly great team getting a great start from a strange place. It's October, you know.

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The Rams are a mystery, and they are on Monday Night Football. Together, we can figure this out. Or at least listen to Mac and TD play records and talk to various smart people instead of listening to Jon Gruden try to explain things.

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The latest of Robert O'Connell's postseason sketches concerns a big swing that wasn't quite big enough, from a player who swings harder than just about any other.

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It's been a while, but we're already working on the next issue of The Classical Magazine. It's about wrestling, and eventually you will be able to read it.

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The latest installment in Robert O'Connell's October sketchbook concerns John Lackey, October's favorite a-hole.

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A football team whose name right-thinking people an't really bear to say aloud. One Gruden discussing another Gruden. Truly a Monday night like no other.

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Throughout the postseason, Robert O'Connell will contribute brief sketches of brief moments from the last few games of 2014. Some of these moments will be important, many of them will not be, but only one (probably) will involve a man nicknamed Country Breakfast attempting to steal second base.

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In which co-host Chris DiStefano pervs on Anthony Rizzo, who is ostensibly his bro, and the entire internet pervs on co-host Melanie Iglesias. Very little actual baseball, per the usual.

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The Patriots. The Chiefs. The opportunity to listen to people talking and playing music instead of listening to ESPN employees talking about the Patriots or Chiefs.

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Every irritating thing you've heard about Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh's bunt-happy and resolutely ancient-school manager, is true. Here's how one Pirates fan figured out how to deal with it.

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