The Clog

There are always more spam comments, which means that there is more poetry comprised of those spam comments. Today's poems come from the artist more widely known as @Classical_eBooks, and they are especially moving if you are into sneakers or despondent socialites or Nick Markakis.

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We get a lot of spam comments, we know. It's annoying, and we're going to continue to delete them. But not before we find the poesy buried in these blurps of crass incoherence.

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We have robots that make baseball omniscience possible, hungry algorithms ingesting pitch speeds and release points and excreting velocity charts and heat maps. Every MLB game c. 2012 is more thoroughly documented than the Spanish-American War. This is mostly a good thing.

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A fan arrives at his unified theory of sports writing. Or  a sports writer arrives at his unified theory of fandom.  Or something.

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In the latest installment in our running diary of the Baltimore Bohemians' first season as a minor league soccer team, the Bohs struggle to find their way into the win column, but find their way thanks in part to a throwback-y embrace of some traditional Maryland flavor. Contains dangerously funky theme song for the late, lamented NASL team the Baltimore Bays.

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Mark Judge's paean to Bryce Harper, 19-year-old baseball prodigy and "conservative hero," has been kicked around the internet since it made its falling-down-the-stairs-and-then-catching-on-fire debut on the Daily Caller last Friday. It's absolutely as bad as you've heard, but not necessarily for the reason you might expect.

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Because science is important, because things change, and because it was time, we present an up-to-date and supremely scientistic list of the 50 Most Free Darko Players in the NBA.

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Mitt Romney says "sport" when most other Americans, even other amazingly stilted Mormon hedge-fund oligarchs, would say "sports." But he's not alone in this problem. We've made a chart to help Mitt and other confused people out.

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I was actually waiting for an excuse to talk about Chris Perez, although it's not actually clear that I even have here that excuse. So, Chris Perez had a bathroom emergency.

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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?

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