The Anguish of the Trade Deadline

As a sportswriter, I exist in two different worlds. There is a part of me that needs to remain objective, to not get emotionally involved, so that I’m able to write about deals, slumps, winning-streaks and more with a detached voice. There’s also a part of me that is a fan, and loves a team,…

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…

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 – Friday March 24

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. A Redditor decided to go right to the source and ask major league teams why he should become a fan. The teams who responded really nailed it. Grant Brisbee live-blogged the final game of the World Baseball Classic and it was everything I could have…

Linked – Friday March 17

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. Grant Brisbee isn’t good at baseball, but neither is Tim Tebow. Ryan Braun isn’t a popular guy after saying big leaguers “don’t get paid by the hour.” David Ross will be dancing to a familiar tune this season on Dancing with the Stars. Prepare to…

Linked – Friday March 3

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. Josh Hamilton goes under the knife for the 11th time. Still plans to play… for now. Speaking of injuries, Max Scherzer isn’t letting his slow him down. Hey, we’re on a roll with guys getting hurt, so here’s Grant Brisbee’s take on the David Price…

Linked – Friday Feb 24

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. A great story about how the iconic Blue Jays logo was created. Jake Peavy isn’t reporting to any spring training camps this year, and the reason for it is heartbreaking. Rob Manfred continues to make stupid decisions. Stacey May Fowles explains why the intentional walk…

Winter is over, and baseball is here at last

**This piece was originally published at Bless You Boys on Feb 19, 2015** Baseball is a game of measured breaths. It is the time between moments, when a pitcher adjusts his grip and a batter chokes up on the bat. It is the ebb and flow of the outfield, as the tides change from power…

Linked – Monday Feb 13

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. Hannah Jeter wrote a beautiful editorial about her romance with Yankees great Derek Jeter, and there’s a little bit of exciting news in there, too. Grant Brisbee is very much on point with his scathing take-down of the newly proposed baseball rules. His URL game…

Let’s get hyped

As the winter months start to drag on and it feels like the shortest month might actually be the longest, the light at the end of the tunnel can seem miles away. For baseball fans, there’s a long, seemingly endless haul between October and April, where any ember of information is enough to stoke the…

North & South – What Spring Training Means to Us All

**this post was originally published over at Bless You Boys on March 19, 2015. I’m revisiting some of my older work as I start my book, and wanted to share this piece as we approach another spring training season** This morning I scraped ice off my windshield and wondered if the geese had flown overhead…

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…