“But the exit of 40-man rosters comes with a drawback. It’ll mean that many fewer chances for minor leaguers to get called up and make their MLB debuts, which are reliably heartwarming moments that make the September slog more bearable for fans whose teams are well out of the race.“ Read more
I consider myself lucky that I got to listen to Car Talk in what I consider its heyday of the mid-to-late ‘90s. It was a wonderful companion on Saturday mornings when, more often than not, I’d find myself under the hood of one of my beater Volvo 240s. What’s interesting is that I wouldn’t say that I learned anything… Read more
And enough Toradol to make Barbaro a triple-crown winner.
To be fair, Ron was 30 years old when he last played a down of competitive football. Andrew Luck is just a few weeks shy of his 30th. What Ron is experiencing today is absolutely a possibility for Andrew
Those fans booing gave Andrew the truth - that players like him are only meat sacks that throw footballs when they’re good and playing for your team, then they’re nobodies. If anything, they reinforced his decision. I’m happy for him.
My dad has these same symptoms. First lost his drivers license, then couldnt be left alone, now deciding where he will live the rest of his days. A vibrant hard working man reduced to quiet or rage. It’s the absolute worst thing imaginable. He didn’t play football, but as a parent, there was no way I was letting a kid… Read more
I remember thinking a couple years ago that it would be a good and fun addition to the NBA ASG, at least. There’s no real harm in it either.
This. I am a huge lifelong baseball fan, and stopped bringing my glove to the ballpark when I was 11.....until I started bringing my young sons to the ballpark. Now I bring it every time I am with them at the park, just to make sure that I am best equipped to protect them from a hard foul. My Dad does this too when he… Read more
Thanks for recognizing Bouton in all the right ways. Much of the Deadspin audience prob have no idea who he was, or at least very little, but Ball Four should be required reading for any slightly-more-than-casual fan of the game. Just be warned that it seems kinda tame by today’s standards, but as you highlighted it… Read more