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Category Archive for 'The American Game'

Cubs catcher makes history

In marathon game. God, I love games like this!

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I don’t know why, exactly

But this makes me sad!

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Median CEO pay packages hit the 10.5 million mark in 2013… Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year. The head of a typical large public company earned a record $10.5 million, an increase of 8.8 percent from $9.6 million […]

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Baseball is slowly dying. Fewer kids play it or even watch it, and now it will be even fewer. And Comcast is making a nice Kevorkian cocktail to speed things along. Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, already one of the nation’s priciest regional sports networks, is seeking a subscriber surcharge on behalf of the wallet-busting, 25-year, $2.5 […]

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The beauty of baseball

Nice photo essay.

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Phillies

Must. Hit. Head. On. Desk. Really? Ryan Howard? It doesn’t matter whether he’s healthy. He only hits when it doesn’t count.

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The ghosts of October

Doug Glanville with a lovely, lovely essay about baseball.

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What a jerk

Can you believe it?

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Better luck next year

It seems like just yesterday I was looking forward to pitchers and catchers reporting….

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Charles Pierce…. Every time we celebrate a president who does things from The Gut, we get in some terrible trouble. The last guy celebrated how close to The Gut he actually operated, and we all know where that ended up… …Barack Obama is not a man of The Gut, and it is driving official Washington […]

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