Category Archives: Sports

Nerds Who Aren’t As Smart As They Think They Are, The First in a Possible Series

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In this NYT profile of 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, Anne’s mother Esther has this to say about her daughter dating Yankee* Alex Rodriguez: “I liked A-Rod, he was a very nice man,” Esther Wojcicki told me. “He … Continue reading

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1970s Shooting Targets

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: These days, I suspect the targets used by shooting ranges aren’t nearly so dramatic.

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New York Baseball, Part 1: Yankee Stadium

Blowhard, Esq. writes:   The Yankees recently played the Angels and your correspondent eagerly headed out to the Bronx to take in the new Yankee Stadium for the first time. Here are a few pics I snapped. First place I headed … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Bullshit Dumps

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Baseball men often like to attribute the success or failure of a team to clutch performance. Those of us who study baseball systematically know that his is largely untrue, that the number of runs a team scores is … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Fenster writes: Boston Globe sports columnist Christopher L. Gasper weighs in on the public debate in the media over the Washington Redskins’ name. Well, that’s not completely accurate.  There is little to no public debate in the media about the … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Caption

Eddie Pensier writes: Dearest readers, do kindly take a long, appraising look at the recently revealed opening ceremony uniforms for Scotland’s Commonwealth Games athletes. Observe what has been done to this group of fit, attractive young people. Let it sink in. … Continue reading

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Like Hot Iron

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: If one were to take the time to document a thousand instances in which Ty Cobb went out of his way to be kind to people, including black people, would this change his image? I fear … Continue reading

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