The yips plague athletes in many sports, and even musicians. Hopefully sports psychologists can find a cure. Golfers know all about “the yips.” If they’ve never experienced it themselves, they’ve probably played […]
Jackie Mitchell: the legend of the woman who struck out Ruth and Gehrig
Did a woman really whiff two of the greatest sluggers of all time … back to back? We’ll never know, but it’s plausible. My buddy Guy Saperstein sent this around last night. […]
Should Major League Baseball allow steroid users into the Hall of Fame? No, Says Sam Smith.
Part 2 of a series. How can we honor athletes for cheating and then talk to our children about honesty and integrity with a straight face? Matt Record’s post yesterday arguing that […]
Should Major League Baseball allow steroid users into the Hall of Fame? Yes, says Matt Record.
Part 1 of a series. by Matt Record Baseball has been marked by cheating forever. It’s hypocritical to draw a line now. These are – in my opinion – the top 15 […]
Should Yasiel Puig be in the All-Star Game?: here’s the definitive answer
Let’s play trivia. Q: Who are George Scott, Mitchell Page, Van Kelly, Rocco Baldelli, Mike White, Hector Rodriguez, Warren Newson, Ron Jones, Ken Harvey, Gail Harris, Yasmani Grandal, Brian Giles, Bobby Darwin, Joe […]
It’s time baseball players were allowed to carry guns on the field
Yesterday, the second best pitcher on the LA Dodgers, Zack Greinke, had his collarbone broken by an out-of-control Carlos Quentin. If Greinke had only had a right to carry a gun in the workplace, this […]
A league of their own: S&R honors Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis (and baseball-playing women everywhere)
Walt Whitman once said, “I see great things in baseball. It’s our game, the American game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us.” You could look it up. […]
Castro and Miami's Cuban community and what the hell was Ozzie Guillen thinking?
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen recently lost his freakin’ mind. He told Time that I love Fidel Castro…I respect Fidel Castro. You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel […]
High prices, meditation in Grapefruit League baseball (how to see a Spring Training game for $15)
by Chip Ainsworth My first memory of watching a Grapefruit League game is when I was 10 years old in Pompano Beach with my father. The Washington Senators were playing a team […]
BREAKING: Joba Chamberlain paternity scandal
Oh, the horror….