Linked – Friday May 5

The big story to start the week was Adam Jones having racial slurs (and food) hurled at him at Fenway. It’s the kind of story we shouldn’t see at all in 2017, but unfortunately continues to be a reality. Peter Gammons talks sports journalism and the Cubs. Minda Haas Kuhlmann has a great breakdown on…

Linked – Sunday April 2

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. 538 has a very mathy chart predicting the Cubs as the most likely candidate to win the 2017 World Series. This piece by Michael Lananna about the life of pitching prospect Donny Everett is moving and beautifully written. Sports Illustrated featured unusual pitcher Sidd Finch…

Sports Crate is a baseball fan’s dream come true

Have you ever watched one of those Loot Crate or Fun Fit Fab unboxing videos online and thought “yeah, that’s fun, but there’s nothing in there I’d want”? The idea of subscription boxes are enticing: once a month a curated collection of goodies arrives at your doorstep and you get the pleasure of a mini-Christmas…

Linked – Week Ending Dec 11

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. Jason Cohen of Pinstripe Alley wrote an absolutely perfect response to the Yankees signing of Aroldis Chapman that should be the thing you read if you read nothing else here. Dexter Fowler’s move to St. Louis has me feeling a little sentimental, and the Cubs felt…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 30

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. The incredible true story of a young baseball prospect who became a hit man for the mob. How historic is the Cubs/Cleveland match up? Well a whole lot of fans weren’t alive the last time either club won a World Series. Sports Illustrated imagines how social…

Can’t Watch the World Series?

The pain is real. If you’re like me and can’t get enough baseball (even if your team is already out), you’ve been watching this postseason with rapt attention. The games have been thrilling, even when they seem to run super long. All bullpen management seems to have been thrown to the wind in favor if…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 23

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Have a spare $10k laying around? Why not grab this vintage 1910 Tigers World Series sweater? Statheads are losing their minds about this postseason. Should the All-Star Game really be such a big factor in the World Series home field advantage? Why is it the…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 16

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Vin Scully is as wonderful as ever, making Jimmy Kimmel blush furiously while he calls his Celebrity Softball home-run. Mary Weider, who I wrote about in my #WhatABaseballFanLooksLike post was named the 2016 Tigers fan of the year, and deservedly so.   Spent some time…

How to Care About the Postseason…

… When Your Team is Already Out. Welcome to Team Disappointment, Red Sox and Rangers fans. Getting swept a week into the postseason is rough. I’d argue it might be harder than not making the cut at all, because hopes are never higher than those few glorious days after the end of the regular season,…

90 Feet Guesses the Postseason Outcomes

Tis the season for wild speculation! In the grand tradition of the postseason, I’m making my picks for the outcome of each bracket. Toronto and San Francisco have already claimed their wild card wins, so here we go! ALDS Winners: Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians – Boston Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers –…