If you were Ozzie Guillen you’d be fired
I like Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen. He’s an old school manager a la Billy Martin — hard-drinking, profane with a high baseball IQ. Politically, he’s not what you’d call bright. The fracas started over the weekend, when Time magazine published an interview on its website in which the Marlins skipper said he “loved” Castro. “I respect…
Bud Selig is an agent of the NFL sent to destroy baseball
The man who’s run the sport I love into the ground must be doing so deliberately. Bud Selig isn’t baseball’s caretaker, he’s its undertaker, responsible for P.R. blunders so staggeringly ignorant they must be intentional. The latest: disallowing Mets players from donning the caps of the NYPD, FDNY, PAPD and other first responders, as the…
ATLmalcontent’s Person(s) of the Year
My choices didn’t end war, cure pestilence or even excel in their chosen profession. But MLB umpire Jim Joyce and unheralded Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Armando Galarraga demonstrated rarely seen class earlier this summer, betraying the newly treasured American tendencies of hollow apologies and victimhood. Man up, they did. Related Articles Galarraga, Joyce together again (sportingnews.com)
Host is not a verb
From an early age, I had two (seemingly unrelated) passions: newspapers and baseball. When I was 16, I scored an interview for a sports clerk’s position at my local newspaper. After the standard queries, my future boss, SKA, asked me which team former big league catcher Bob Boone, who shares my surname, played for. I…
Why is Limbaugh obsessed with race?
“That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires,” the radio commentator said Tuesday on his show after the New York Yankees owner died at age 80. “He fired a bunch of white guys as managers left and right.” I know he was being facetious, but why bring it up in the first place? Seems to…
No one projects hapless quite like baseball commissioner Bud Selig. What, would you rather me join the million other bloggers lambasting Joe Barton? Tempting, but too easy.