Some Thoughts About ‘Real,’ ‘Fake,’ and Value

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Good morning! Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian readers, and happy Bobby Bonilla Day to all my fellow Mets fans.

The photo shown above was taken in my dining room yesterday afternoon. The woman in the shot is Sarah Hanley, an art appraiser. She’s inspecting the […]

Some Thoughts on Naomi Osaka and Press Conferences

[Editor’s Note: I wrote this piece on Monday night and planned to run it on Tuesday, but Kevin Pillar had other ideas. A day later, a few jillion writers have now chimed in on this topic, so I understand if you’ve already had your fill, but the issues still seem worth discussing here. — […]

Some Thoughts About Baseball’s Unwritten Rules

As you are probably aware, an incident last week involving White Sox manager Tony La Russa and one of his players — designated hitter Yermín Mercedes — has led to a lot of chatter about baseball’s “unwritten rules.” Since the debate over these rules has aesthetic implications, I want to talk about that today.


If The NFL’s ‘One Shell Rule’ Were Revoked (AFC Edition)

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Good morning Uni Watch readers! I hope everyone is still doing OK and staying safe (and getting vaccinated if possible). Spring has sprung (at least in my nape of the way), and with the weather getting warmer and innoculations increasing, hopefully we can return to normalcy in […]