The Clog

The Milwaukee Brewers have been among the best teams in baseball thus far, both in terms of how well they play on the field and the exquisiteness of their troll-game. In both cases, though, there's room for improvement.

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In which Hunter Pence quietly owns an overstated television host, gender roles are wince-inducingly reinforced, baseball players are again revealed as fairly basic dudes, and this misbegotten MLB/MTV2 collaboration persists in being on television.

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How much does Shaquille O'Neal dislike Dwight Howard? Enough to hold him to a totally arbitrary standard for greatness, for starters.

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In which Anthony Rizzo hits meatballs with a bat, CC Sabathia is forced to do accents, and the end, mercifully, appears to be near.

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No, you fine Memphis ballers shall not fade.

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The latest in a strikingly occasional series of sporps-themed crosswords. Do not get pen all over your computer.

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The search for an acceptable level of on-field baseball swagger continues, and players continue to get in actual fights about it. This is not as bad as it sounds.

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Boxing is an elemental thing governed by some exceptionally venal and untrustworthy authorities. Watching the amateur bouts at a Golden Gloves tournament, for all the things it lacks, offers something pro boxing doesn't: the thrill of watching a fair fight.

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You are Adam Kennedy. You had a fruitful career in pro baseball, earning more than $20 million and winning a World Series ring with the 2002 Angels. You  belted three homers in one ALCS game.  You see a ghost.

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It's not quite prime Tiger, but there's something inevitable about Bubba Watson's success at this point, and that expectation counts for a lot.

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