By John Ekdahl
So, today’s the day. Players can still be traded in August by passing through waivers, but 4 PM EDT today is officially the Major League Baseball trading deadline. As a long time Yankees fan, July 31st has become something of a grown up Christmas Day morning in recent years (although Lance . . . → Read More: Same Faces, New Uniforms
As you’ve probably noticed via the ad just to the left of this text, our friends at Grey Flannel Auctions are running their annual Basketball Hall of Fame induction auction. I always look forward to this sale because, as I’ve been pointing out lately, basketball is by far the worst-documented of the major team . . . → Read More: Auction Action
Got a package in the mail yesterday from A’s equipment manager Steve Vucinich. Inside was the nameplate you see above, which clocks in at 16 letters — that’s two letters longer than Salty (and, as you can see, a few inches longer than Tucker).
The player in question was Eric Stuckenschneider, a Dodgers prospect . . . → Read More: Sweet 16
When it comes to invasive species, things like kudzu and the Asian carp have nothing on the baseball cap, which has expanded far, far beyond its natural habitat. I could riff on all the ways in which the baseball cap has been culturally ubiquitous around the globe, but I already did that in a . . . → Read More: In Which the Casual Friday-ization of the Entire Freakin’ World Reaches Its Logical Conclusion