Tonight’s reading assignment

Terrific column by ESPN.com's Howard Bryant -- so good he almost makes up for Rick Reilly -- on this year's Hall of Fame balloting. Much to recommend here, particularly this excerpt: [B]ecause of the steroid era, the baseball writers are going to guess who deserves enshrinement based on who had big muscles or who had... Continue Reading →

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The Used Car Salesman shirks culpability in selling Miami $645 million lemon

Jeffrey Loria is a worthy villain, no doubt, but the 145 remaining Marlins fans should direct their venom towards Bud Selig. Unfortunately, the media continues  to give the commissioner a pass; instead, they laud Selig's stewardship. George F. Will doing his best Dick Morris, actually wrote this three years ago; (S)erious baseball fans argue about everything--the best... Continue Reading →

The Braves new back-up backstop won’t make anyone forget David Ross

UPDATE: It's a two-year deal. So Laird deserves two years but Ross doesn't? Financial terms not yet disclosed, but at best the Braves save $2 mil over two years. Penny saved, Braves fucking foolish! According to Bowman, the Braves are near an agreement with Gerald Laird, late of the Tigers. He's a career .244/.303/.359 hitter... Continue Reading →

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