Hall of Memories: My Farewell to the Ballpark in Arlington

At the end of the day, it’s just a building, but to me and many others it’s a hall of memories. We’ve seen wins and losses, eaten ridiculous food, felt our legs stick to those green seats in 1 million degree weather in July, chased foul balls, heckled opposing players, listened to Chuck Morgan’s perfectContinue reading “Hall of Memories: My Farewell to the Ballpark in Arlington”

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Yahoo! Sports’ “Mike Oz” On Getting His Big Break

By the time he hit five-years-old, Mike Osegueda loved baseball. By the time he was fourteen, he knew he wanted to be a sportswriter. By the time he was eighteen, he thought his career was over. “I walked into the school newspaper the day before classes even started and said I wanted to write forContinue reading “Yahoo! Sports’ “Mike Oz” On Getting His Big Break”

Will Leitch On His Career, Founding Deadspin, And Whether He Still Reads The Comments

Will Leitch is best known as the founder of Deadspin, the incredibly influential Gawker sports blog started in 2005. He left Deadspin in 2008 for New York Magazine where he is now a contributing editor. He’s also a senior writer for Sports On Earth, and has contributed to The New York Times, Esquire, The Atlantic, GQ, Bloomberg Businessweek, FastContinue reading “Will Leitch On His Career, Founding Deadspin, And Whether He Still Reads The Comments”

Will Leitch Talks With Us About Keeping Everything In Perspective

For Part 2 of our Q & A with writer Will Leitch, we got a bit more philosophical. Leitch and I discussed how to get ahead in an industry saturated with writers, but we also discussed the state of modern discourse. Leitch is known as a fairly centrist figure in a world that is veryContinue reading “Will Leitch Talks With Us About Keeping Everything In Perspective”

The MLB All-Star Game Is The Only One Worth Watching

Unlike the NBA All-Star game with its comical defense and orgy of alley-oops, or the abomination that is the NFL Pro Bowl, the MLB All-Star game is almost exactly the same as every other baseball game, except this one features the best players in the game. Baseball is not a sport that can be playedContinue reading “The MLB All-Star Game Is The Only One Worth Watching”

Loving Your Neighbor Until the End

Let us now praise famous men The sports world lost two great men when baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died after a battle with salivary gland cancer and ESPN reporter Richard Durrett suddenly died in his home of a brain aneurysm. Gwynn was 54 and Durrett was 38. Two men, gone entirely too soon.Continue reading “Loving Your Neighbor Until the End”

Sports Seasons: The Long and Short of It

Major sports seasons are all unique in their own ways. They are all designed to get maximum entertainment and maximum dollars out of fans. Some are too long, some are too short, and some are perfect. I will attempt to pass judgement on the major sports. I’m not breaking new ground with any of theseContinue reading “Sports Seasons: The Long and Short of It”

Hamilton: Tragic Hero and Now Willing Villain

It’s been a week since Josh Hamilton has all but guaranteed that he will be booed forever by Rangers fans. I’ve taken some time to think about it instead of responding quickly (a novel idea these days). I’ve spent a lot of time this offseason considering the impact of Hamilton, and his baffling decision toContinue reading “Hamilton: Tragic Hero and Now Willing Villain”