Bob Loblaw Made Me Make a Phoney Phone Call to Edward Rooney
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9/17/19
12:49 AM
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When a baseball moves on the ground in such a way that it seems to swerve past a defender closing in on it, the terminology is that the batter put “a little English on it.” But the way that Twins second baseman Luis Arraez hit this ball towards White Sox third baseman Yoán Moncada, it would probably be best described

9/16/19
3:26 PM
38

I think one of my favorite parts about Federer’s matches are the ridiculous shots and spins he does to get balls directly to ball boys and girls.

9/16/19
11:52 AM
21

When I was a kid, my ‘summer camp’ was being a ball kid for the Volvo International Tennis Tournament in NH (early 80s). It was an amazing way to spend late-July. Just tons of fun for a preteen kid who loved the game. Volvo was a small tournament in a NH ski town, but the valley would be abuzz and we felt like the

9/16/19
10:44 AM
35

I know tennis isn’t a big draw on Deadspin, but this article was simply outstanding and made my morning. Thanks!

9/16/19
10:23 AM
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I was not expecting chill U.S. Open ball person to be my Monday motivation to be upbeat and not to let little annoyances at my job get me down, but here we are.

9/16/19
12:59 AM
11

“Moving In Stereo” is easily my favorite Cars song. It’s not just catchy or atmospheric, it’s hypnotic. No wonder it was used to soundtrack a famous sexual fantasy in film.

9/15/19
11:55 PM
5

They were a great band, but this article does not mention how Ocasek was one half of the all-time Ugly Guy, Hot Wife pairing.

9/15/19
11:41 PM
10

Hot take incoming: At the time the Cars became big, there were plenty of guitar-based bands and plenty of synth-based bands ... but the Cars are STILL nearly the only act of that era to reach a modus vivendi between the two instruments that made good musical sense. A damned influential group ... and yet, somehow still

9/15/19
11:32 PM
5

Nothing but bangers on that first album!

9/15/19
10:40 PM
16

When their first album exploded, the rock stations jumped all over it. The Cars, this weird band with short hair, synthesizers and nods towards the art scene, would be played in between Foreigner and Zeppelin and whatever crappy hard rock music was played back then. I don’t remember there being any backlash to their

9/15/19
10:23 PM
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1) The article and some of the comments mention this already, but the way The Cars managed to straddle both Classic Rock and New Wave without sounding like bandwagon jumpers or sellouts was something to behold.

9/15/19
9:41 PM
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For us old folks out there, it’s really hard to describe what it was like when the Cars first album came out and how every song just took over the radio. Not to mention malls and dances and parties. There’s not many albums, especially debut albums, that just exploded like that. Those songs still sound really good now

9/13/19
3:04 PM
10

They would only need two cup holders. Nine would be too many.

9/13/19
11:38 AM
1

Do you feel like yours drinks washer fluid way too fast? I wish there were a way to disable the stupid headlight washers from washing so much.