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Out With The Crowd: "You're a self-indulgent vulgar slob"
May 21, 2012 – 7:54 PM | 6 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "You're a self-indulgent vulgar slob"

The minute I decided to do the Out With The Crowd series, I wanted to try to get Old Gator to talk to me about the Miami Marlins — or, as he calls them, "the …

Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 12: Green River, WY to Elko, NV
August 7, 2011 – 12:53 PM | 8 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 12: Green River, WY to Elko, NV

I began the day in a mood of grim exhilaration: the route promised the most daunting driving yet. The locals have accustomed themselves to it, no doubt, and developed methods of timing their drives and …

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 …

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 Tomato Nation Fall Classic: Closers
November 3, 2010 – 10:12 AM | 7 Comments
The Tomato Nation Fall Classic: Closers

Hello, friends! As of this writing, a mere $5,362 is left until we hit our goal. Great work!
The Fall Classic will remain open until Friday at noon ET, so if you'd like to donate this …

The Vine, Anniversary Edition: April 29, 2010
April 29, 2010 – 3:41 PM | 80 Comments
The Vine, Anniversary Edition: April 29, 2010

Dear Sars,
Would love a little help figuring out what the heck I am remembering here.
It's something I saw as a kid in the mid-to-late eighties on a children's program. I'm pretty sure it was a …

Your Bill James quote du jour
July 30, 2009 – 10:15 AM | 2 Comments
Your Bill James quote <I>du jour</I>

From "Ellis, Richie and the Duke," a comparison of various HoF and HoF-argued center fielders:
Ashburn had a good year with the bat, but he was playing for the Mets, and he couldn’t see the humor …