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Squared Up: Case Closed
April 14, 2011 – 3:34 PM | 7 Comments
Squared Up: Case Closed

It didn't take long before I started fast-forwarding through the parts of Baseball Tonight that concerned the Bonds trial. The outcome wasn't entirely without interest for me, but until I heard an actual outcome, knowing …

Squared Up: Rainout Theater
April 7, 2011 – 3:11 PM | 43 Comments
Squared Up: Rainout Theater

("…Poot!")
As much as I love spring baseball, because it's baseball and thank God and can we all please stop talking about stupid college basketball please?, it does rain a lot in the spring, so I …

The Squared Up Podcast, Episode 3: Bloody Sox
March 14, 2011 – 10:46 AM | 5 Comments
The Squared Up Podcast, Episode 3: Bloody Sox

I took it on the road for Episode 3 — to God's Little Acre, New Jersey, where friends of TN Mike "BSD" Dunn and Janine "J9" Jenik-Dunn rolled out a fantastic spread of peanuts, Cracker …

Squared Up: You're Doing A Heck Of A Job There, Tannie
February 14, 2011 – 12:16 PM | 26 Comments
Squared Up: You're Doing A Heck Of A Job There, Tannie

Spring training, will you be my valentine?
Pitchers and catchers report
A couple days ago, reader Jenn fired an "eeeeee!" across the bow via email, all excited that baseball is back.
Yesterday, a certain pocket-sized Stupidhead who's getting …

The Squared Up Podcast, Episode 2: Whither Pelfrey?
January 17, 2011 – 11:00 AM | 6 Comments
The Squared Up Podcast, Episode 2: Whither Pelfrey?

The Squared Up Podcast returns at last! Our first 2011 broadcast features Jill Stempel, a.k.a. "Bean," who's responsible for my reversion to Mets fandom. We remain friends despite this. Heh.
Episode 2 is Mets-heavy, and topics …

The Squared Up Podcast, Episode 1: Pith Fail
November 23, 2010 – 9:23 AM | 4 Comments
The Squared Up Podcast, Episode 1: Pith Fail

It didn't feel like an hour, but that's how long inaugural guest Couch Baron and I blathered on about baseball in the first episode of The Squared Up Podcast. I'll have a better handle on …

The World's Series of Base-Ball 2010: Discuss/Vent
October 27, 2010 – 3:15 PM | 47 Comments
The World's Series of Base-Ball 2010: Discuss/Vent

I have no idea how to call the Series this year. I want to say that it's a short series so pitching becomes more important blah blah, but I have trouble calling it for San …

AL and NL Championship Serieseseses 2010: Discuss/Vent
October 16, 2010 – 1:07 PM | 26 Comments
AL and NL Championship Serieseseses 2010: Discuss/Vent

Hey, Ron Washington: put the bullpen phone down, and back away…slowly.
Great pitching, miserable hitting, thrills and grievances. We're here for you. (Not you, Joe Buck.)

AL and NL Division Serieseseses 2010: Discuss/Vent
October 6, 2010 – 4:03 PM | 52 Comments
AL and NL Division Serieseseses 2010: Discuss/Vent

We interrupt an IM conversation between me and Bean about our postseason-pool-pick buyers' remorse to bring you a discussion thread about the 2010 division serieseses. On the plus side, no Chip Caray, calloo callay! On …

Squared Up: Changing of the Guard
October 4, 2010 – 12:51 PM | 6 Comments
Squared Up: Changing of the Guard

"So long, suckers."
I've just heard on the radio that the Mets have officially let GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel go. This had to happen, but it won't change anything, because the problem is …