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
Lineups used to be made under the ideal assumption no one would make an out. Light-hitting fast guy…then “handle the bat” guy…solid hitter 3rd…big bopper “cleans up” the bases.
Sounds like a heck of a first inning. The problem is that it rarely happens that way. Continue reading OUT OF ORDER
Many managers ‘go with their gut’, which is interesting because, well, have you seen some of their guts? Continue reading BUNTING AND SIT-UPS
“The new slide rule.”
Or is it the “Now enforced interference rule?” Continue reading JOHN GIBBONS WEARS PANTS