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The Vine: July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015 – 9:44 AM | 16 Comments
The Vine: July 29, 2015

This is a different letter than what you usually publish.
Why do you think baseball is losing its status as the National Pastime?

Twomato Concentrate: 15 July 2015
July 15, 2015 – 12:02 PM | 3 Comments
Twomato Concentrate: 15 July 2015

Managers, Watchmen, and more stuff I'm thinking about.

Putting The "Ass" Back In "Midsummer Classic": MLB Manager Hotness Rankings
July 13, 2015 – 12:52 PM | 13 Comments
Putting The "Ass" Back In "Midsummer Classic": MLB Manager Hotness Rankings

My esteemed colleagues Paul Quinn and John Ramos and I didn't arrive at the idea of ranking managerial hotness first…but I suspect the Hotness Council is the first to compare a Brewers skipper to both …

Bunting's Postseason Pool
September 28, 2014 – 9:33 AM | No Comment
Bunting's Postseason Pool

"This is my impression of Buntsy's 2012 slate. Ow." – Mr. Jackson.

No No: A Dockumentary
September 13, 2014 – 6:38 PM | One Comment
<em>No No: A Dockumentary</em>

Despite some frustrating punctuation in the title, No No makes contact.

TN in TN
April 3, 2014 – 10:37 AM | 5 Comments
TN in TN

The Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture is Friday!

Out With The Crowd: "Also, I've really had it with Jeff Francoeur"
May 11, 2013 – 11:28 AM | 5 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "Also, I've really had it with Jeff Francoeur"

Bryan Mannon became a Royals fan in 1979, but the team's performance in recent years hasn't swayed him. In fact, he's still paying for the Extra Innings package so he can watch Jeff Francoeur in …

Out With The Crowd: "Happily surprised, obviously"
May 9, 2013 – 5:37 PM | 3 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "Happily surprised, obviously"

Bill Simmons's Dad is not actually Bill Simmons's actual dad. He's my friend Mike, and he's a Red Sox fan…still, even after last year. Heh.

Out With The Crowd: "Just the fact that they're in the AL East is a concern"
May 2, 2013 – 4:40 PM | 2 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "Just the fact that they're in the AL East is a concern"

David Bakke is the editor "and sports fanatic" at Money Crashers, and a fan of both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves. Bakke talked to me via email over the last week or …

Out With The Crowd: "Hey, hey, he was framed!"
April 22, 2013 – 5:06 AM | 2 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "Hey, hey, he was framed!"

The Milwaukee Brewers didn't get off to a great start in 2013. That plus the PED-shaped cloud that continues to follow their biggest star around meant I was eager to get a Crew fan's take …