The beginning of spring training represents a fine time for ideas. In Seattle, manager Eric Wedge plans on batting Ichiro Suzuki third in the lineup, and Chone Figgins in the leadoff position. The rationalization for this maneuver is protecting against a void at the bottom of the order. In reality though, player performance almost always [...]
Hold on, let me check my watch. And by watch I mean the home screen on my phone because who wears a watch anymore? As of 10:43 PM ET on July 15, Year of Our Lord or Roberto Clemente 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting alone in first place. Wait, let me put that on [...]
MLB cannot exist in a vacuum. And as its eventual failure as a dominant professional sports league has been coming on for the past couple of decades, without new leadership and a step back to examine its fate, it may very well continue to get nearer to the edge of the cliff.
Ryan and Vin discuss the NHL and NBA playoffs, what city could support an NFL team, Buster Posey’s season ending injury, and more people who will not be joining us on Poor Man’s PTI. You can download this week’s podcast directly (running time 90 mins) or subscribe to the feed. If you use iTunes, just [...]
Vin and Ryan recap the 2nd weekend of the tourney, the family that shoots at people together, Fab Five documentary, and other random sports news. You can download this week’s podcast directly (running time 90 mins) or subscribe to the feed. If you use iTunes, just click here and then click subscribe and iTunes will [...]
With his outspokenness, particularly critical of fellow MLB players, in addition to his political rants in interviews and on his website concerning Capitol Hill politics, Curt Schilling has always relished confrontation. And now, he’s kicked up a little more dirt.
Are you undecided on whom to root for in the 2009 World Series? Well, I’m here to tell you that the Phillies should be your team — for the next week or so at least. Around here, we don’t take kindly to bandwagon jumpers. The thinking goes that if you haven’t suffered through the misery [...]