I got laid off a little more than a year ago and my HR person was a saint. While the other dude (ostensibly my boss I guess) was yammering some mealy-mouthed shit about how this was hard for him because we were a family (we were, and are not), she slid me the COBRA paperwork told me to apply for unemployment quickly… Read more
Agreed. You can make the case that the way Hader was pitching, with so-so fastball command and an absolutely trash slider, contributes to Grisham’s decision making there. He feels like he needs to make an out and preserve the lead. His other option is a tie game with two outs and a man on third for Howie Kendrick.… Read more
Can additionally confirm that none of the audio concerns the hour of the day, the location of the nearest restroom, or a library.
He stole at least one of those jokes from a Bill Burr bit. At least when Burr’s an asshole, he’s original.
Imagine mustering up said fucks to write it. Or edit it. Or publish it.
God, I know. Pure consummate unmitigated lack of interest is one of the most refreshing joys of adulthood.
It’s funny because I’m 100% with Syndergaard on this until I remember watching Tomas Nido get blown away by 19 year olds in A ball and thinking “Man, that dude sucks.”
Christianity is popular with athletes because it’s so half-assed. It’s like the Gatorade commercial of religions. It reduces complex questions—like about the nature of say love, or family—to platitudes that amount to like, “Give it 110%!” It’s rife with contradiction and it just shrugs its stupid holy shoulders at… Read more
I just completely threw a wrench in the workday by circulating this. This looks so fucking fun. Teams forming as we speak.
I thought that too. If you’re good enough to go up the middle every time, you should be good enough to hit a gap, right?
Had a similiar experience playing pickup baseball. Mostly kids in their 20s, 30s. I suck, comparatively, but sometimes we get a pitcher who can dial it up to the mid 80s, so like we’re all relatively competent.
Even putting aside the staffing abuses and nepotism, I can relate to the baffling mismanagement. I’m sure it’s not something that’s unique to this industry, but in my 10+ years now as some flavor of a “writer” in digital journalism, content marketing, digital advertising etc., I’ve had a uniform experience that… Read more
He has roadies.
But then when a dude doesn’t advance 90 feet when he has the opportunity in a situation where it “matters,” he’s “not paying attention to the little things.” For chrissake, it’s such a fucking complicated game, and you expect people to figure it out and then also like, know a whole different set of polite rules when… Read more
Also a good point. This is all even sadder now that he’s died.
I’ve noted something similar. I suspect that because football has so much more mainstream popularity, the writers see it as more worthy of attention with regard to CTE, and that’s totally fair. But I am somewhat surprised that I’ve never seen a full-on “Boxing is barbaric and unnecessary” take on this website.