Some Thoughts About MLB Champagne Celebrations

October is the time for many things, not the least of which is MLB clubhouse champagne celebrations (like the one the Yankees engaged in, shown above, after defeating the Twins in the ALDS on Monday night). I don’t know about you, but I find I’ve developed an almost instinctive negative reaction to these celebrations, . . . → Read More: Some Thoughts About MLB Champagne Celebrations

Why Can’t We Let Go of Our Childhood Sports Memories?

In the summer of 1978, when I was 14, I played outfield for my Babe Ruth League baseball team. But one day all our pitchers skipped out on practice, and we needed someone to throw BP. I had pitched a bit in Little League, so I volunteered. I didn’t throw that hard, but I . . . → Read More: Why Can’t We Let Go of Our Childhood Sports Memories?

What Would a Uni Watch Hall of Fame Look Like?

Toward the end of Monday’s installment of the Okkonen Files, I wrote, “[I]f there were a Uni Watch Hall of Fame, [Marc Okkonen] would definitely be in the inaugural induction class. Hell, he might be the inaugural induction class.”

I was mostly joking, but several people got in touch to say that they really . . . → Read More: What Would a Uni Watch Hall of Fame Look Like?

The Odd Overlap of Uniforms and Road Runner Cartoons

One of the podcasts I regularly listen to, which is nominally about politics, has a segment at the end where the three podcast participants all recommend something (usually non-political) that they’ve encountered over the past week. For last week’s segment, one of the participants, the TV journalist John Dickerson, recommended the rules that Warner . . . → Read More: The Odd Overlap of Uniforms and Road Runner Cartoons