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 … Continue Reading If you were Ozzie Guillen you’d be fired
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 … Continue Reading Bud Selig is an agent of the NFL sent to destroy baseball
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 … Continue Reading ATLmalcontent’s Person(s) of the Year
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. … Continue Reading Host is not a verb
“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 … Continue Reading Why is Limbaugh obsessed with race?
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.
My favorite Sports Illustrated cover ever, featuring the best baseball player you’ve never heard of, Dick Allen (circa 6/12/72):
Those of you who enjoy rants from the elderly are in for a treat:
Coming in 2010: Lots more Chip Caray. The bombastic Son of Skip, fired last month by TBS, will call more than 100 games next season for FSN and FSS — … Continue Reading braves fans get fisted
NSFW, but a must-listen, especially for those who loathe bandwagon Chicago Cubs fans.
Don’t interpret this as a defense of A-Roid, but why are football players who’ve been caught juicing never held to account? Rodney Harrison and Shawne Merriman are two of the … Continue Reading hypocrisy in sports coverage
I’m not sure if it’s a consensus, but a lot of people will tell you baseball is boring. Just as many say they find reading a book taxing. Neither provides … Continue Reading you won’t be reading any memorable essays about the arizona cardinals