It’s July of 2017, and Joe Maddon is managing the NL All Stars in an effort to secure his 63-27 Cubs home field advantage in the World Series–just a year removed from losing to Cleveland in the fall classic. Continue reading STOP COUNTING
I keep reading on social media that the Giants are hot. Continue reading STAY COLD, HOT
When the ball hit the Missouri Lottery sign, I limited myself to two. Two new rules: Continue reading TWO IF BY SEE
Much was made of Michael Phelps being provoked by a rival swimmer, leading to some patriotically consumable ‘Don’t poke the bear’ gifs and tweets. Continue reading POKE PROOF
I’d love to have David Backes in 2017.
I’d love to have Robby Fabbri in 2021. Continue reading FATHER TIME SINGS THE BLUES
Have they already printed tickets for next year’s Western Conference final rematch between Golden State and Oklahoma City? Sure, this year’s version was epic, and Kevin Durant may be comparing dental plans between the two. But what about the franchise who hasn’t failed to win 50 games since 1997? Continue reading REMEMBER THE ALAMO
Matt Carpenter has the 4th best OBP in all of baseball.
Matt Carpenter has the 3rd best SLG in all of baseball.
So how–when the names among his on the above leaderboards are Ortiz, Goldschmidt, Machado, Altuve, Trout, Rizzo–is he 34th in RBI? Continue reading LONELY AT THE TOP
The way it’s talked about, you’d think the NBA’s Eastern Conference is the Washington Generals to the Western Conference’s bucket of confetti. Continue reading MILD MILD WEST
The New York Islanders got to choose their playoff opponent while the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t. This is peculiar because the Pens had the 4th best record in the NHL, and the Isles had the 4th best record…in their own division. Continue reading NATURAL SELECTION
Down 4 runs to the potent Washington Nationals in the 5th inning, with runners at first and second with no one out, Mike Matheny elected to let Jaime Garcia hit for himself. Continue reading THIRD TIME’S NOT A CHARM