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…

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 – Week Ending Nov 20

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Trevor Bauer was utterly enchanting as he assisted a Twitter fan with her math homework. Also proved he’d hella smart (which showed again later in the week when he argued that players DO use sabermetrics and stats when researching opponents.) Bauer is fast becoming one…