If it's true that there are no second acts in American life, then what is former Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas doing putting his name on a high-alcohol specialty malt liquor? And, more to the point, why is anyone drinking this stuff?
Fandom requires a certain amount of surrender to contingency, given that we're not the ones playing the game. But, in his column advocating a politically motivated approach to picking a favorite in the NBA Finals, Dave Zirin takes engagement a step too far.
The NFL seems determined to start and win another labor-related staring contest, this time with the NFL Referees Association. The rich tough guys may win this negotiation, but that doesn't mean any of it makes sense.
After a 50-year wait for a no-hitter, Mets fans were happy to accept Johan Santana's streak-snapping gem. But Santana has provided more than just the organization's first no-no—and earned more than respect in the process.
Most of the players drafted by Major League Baseball teams will never see a big league roster, or appear on a top ten prospects list. But we can at least enjoy them when they stand out in other, perhaps less intended, ways.
A quarterly catch-up with the multi-talented, multi-dimensional, multi-sport Noah Davises currently making moves on the court, the diamond, and as eccentric neighbor Victor Valasco in a local production of "Barefoot In The Park."
At one time, TMZ Sports was actually talked about as a potential competitor for Deadspin. That never happened, and instead it's a Lamar Odom-obsessed ghost planet ruled by cackling, sour-hearted ghouls. Thank goodness.