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Out With The Crowd: "You are not Herb Brooks"
May 3, 2012 – 8:32 AM | 15 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "You are not Herb Brooks"

In this installment of Out With The Crowd, I talked with TN/baseball regular commenter — and level-headed Red Sox fan — BSD about Cherington agonistes, chicken tattletales, and stabilizing douchebags. We spoke on April 21 …

Out With The Crowd: "This is not a feat, people!"
April 29, 2012 – 10:56 PM | 16 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "This is not a feat, people!"

Welcome to Out With The Crowd, a series of interviews with fans of each of the 30 MLB teams about their hopes, frustrations, and predictions for the 2012 season.
In the leadoff spot is an Athletic …

El Hombre: 2011 World Series Open Thread
October 27, 2011 – 10:16 AM | 42 Comments
El Hombre: 2011 World Series Open Thread

I realized yesterday that I'd completely forgotten to set up a WS entry — and regretted that even more while watching Pujols collect a record 14 total bases. I mean, not that I enjoyed watching …

The Tomato Nation Fall Classic II: Cruz-ing
October 25, 2011 – 11:03 AM | 6 Comments
The Tomato Nation Fall Classic II: Cruz-ing

The TN Fall Classic II still needs your help! As of this writing, we've done a good bit — $1,001 — but we've still got 4K to go. Japan really got put through it this …

Peanuts in the Outfield: 2011 LCS Open Thread
October 8, 2011 – 10:41 PM | 13 Comments
Peanuts in the Outfield: 2011 LCS Open Thread

Another Suds Series! The Rangers get another shot at a ring! And the shit-talk is already underway with Greinke's comments about Carpenter? Awwwwwesome.
The LCSes could get pretty crazy; discuss everything from CJ's unsuitable celebrity crush …

Rays of Light: 2011 Division Series Open Thread
October 1, 2011 – 2:10 PM | 41 Comments
Rays of Light: 2011 Division Series Open Thread

It's the moooooost wonderful tiiiiiiime of the…you know, I think I make that joke vis-a-vis baseball when pitchers and catchers report, too. And on Opening Day. Well, the hell with it. It's true.
Welcome to your …

Heart Attacks
September 29, 2011 – 3:46 PM | 32 Comments
Heart Attacks

Wow. WOW.
I feel bad for Braves and Sox fans, I do. God knows I understand what it's like to watch a team floundering (although, when you give up hope of contending in, like, the 1800s, …

Trade-Baited Breath
July 13, 2011 – 1:19 PM | 8 Comments
Trade-Baited Breath

A few, hopefully quick, thoughts on the Mets and the trade deadline hereā€¦
As Bean aptly put it in a text last night about the K-Rod trade, "Alderson is ninja." I didn't have any opinions about …

The Sports Gack
June 7, 2011 – 7:20 PM | 34 Comments
The Sports Gack

Times scribe Jonathan Mahler freezes my distaste for Bill Simmons in carbonite — SEE WHAT I DID THERE?! — in just three grafs

Squared Up: Wilponzi
May 24, 2011 – 7:24 PM | 5 Comments
Squared Up: Wilponzi

It's not that Fred Wilpon aired out specific players on the Mets in his comments to The New Yorker that bothers me. Rather, it's all the things that the particulars of said airing-out say about …