Wait Wait, Don’t ‘Taft’ Me: Our favorite NPR quiz show featured some unexpected baseball trivia.
A few months ago on my other blog, I wrote about two 2010 titles I probably would not be getting. One was the (very) limited edition Official Major League Baseball Opus. The full-length version weighs in — literally — at pounds and is a “$3,000 tome that traces the game’s history through 110,000 words and [...]
Jon Stewart discusses baseball (briefly) in his latest book.
You say tomato, I say shut up. Gamesmanship vs/ cheating
Thank you, PTI.
Why I am not a soccer fan
“Peanuts, popcorn, gefilte fish!”
Umpire admits mistake. Man bites dog.
From a Mental Floss item on curious baseball contracts: Daisuke Matsuzaka’s deal with the Red Sox includes a plethora of strange or excessive clauses including housing allowances and a personal masseuse, but the oddest is that he’s contractually guaranteed the jersey number 18. What is it with the Red Sox? Wade Boggs, their Hall of [...]
Scenes from the Sangster International Airport in Jamaica. Of course, I never actually saw or heard about any baseball being played in country. According to baseball-reference.com, only four Jamaican-born players – Chili Davis, Justin Masterson (1-7 with the Indians last year), Rolando Roomes, and Devon White — have made it to the Majors.