The Clog

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None of the six Major League Baseball teams that play in stadiums outfitted with massive retractable roofs found their way to the playoffs. Given the historical success (or lack thereof) of these teams in their bi-functional homes, the question remains: are these buildings the silver bullets modern baseball franchises would like you to believe or just expensive stadium accessories?

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We present to you, without comment, our favorite press release ... ever.

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Every year, in the 1970s and '80s, Bob Hope went on television and dropped one-liners on the various members of that year's AP College Football All-American team. It was about as funny as that sounds, but also a good deal weirder.

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There are many treasures you can find if you look hard enough. Rey Mysterio: The Biggest Little Man DVD set may not sound like one of them, but considering the gold that Tom Breihan was able to mine from it, we're willing to reconsider. 

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"Our Greatest Year," the official hybrid comic-play about Cleveland sports and what they do to people, is having a one-night New York City revival on Thursday, and we have a new video from the show. All of the aforementioned are eminently worth your attention.

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MMA fighter Brett Rogers beat his wife in front of his kids, which is awful. He also had the strange, nauseating gall to try to spin the experience into a redemption narrative, which is also awful. The least that anyone writing about him can do is not help him out.

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The Reds are what they are. That is to say, the trollin'est team in baseball. 

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With the sabermetric revolution, the value of the stats that encompass the Triple Crown has greatly diminished, but what does that mean the value of the Triple Crown itself? 

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Keith Hernandez is many things: one of the better first basemen of his era, one of the better Seinfeld guest stars of any era, and an American original. First and foremost, though, Hernandez is a mustachioed man. Or was: before Thursday's game against the Mets, Hernandez shaved his mustache in front of CitiField, for charity. SNY's Ted Berg was there.

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The NFL's hilariously (or depressingly) overmatched scab refs have, after three weeks, belatedly handed a game from one team to another. This is worth shouting about, but the problem at the eye of the shitstorm—and the reason we keep having this conversation—hasn't changed, and isn't changing.

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