Your Mascot May Be A Tool For Promoting Racism
Nov02

Your Mascot May Be A Tool For Promoting Racism

Fox Sports Midwest broadcaster Ricky Horton inadvertently triggered some backlash on the Twitter machine last night.  The backlash itself wasn’t all that widespread, and it didn’t result in a #FireRickyHorton meme or trending topic.  However, it did stir the coals of a long-running conversation about racism and mascots long ago deemed to be “racially insensitive”.  That conversation tends to take on a...

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Swipe Left for 2016 and Swipe Right for 2017
Oct03

Swipe Left for 2016 and Swipe Right for 2017

The Cardinals begin the off-season sooner than many expected and with a lot more questions than legitimate answers.  Granted, not many thought that they looked like a 95-win team coming out of Spring Training, but after 162 games, they certainly looked like a team that should have won more than 86.  If you can get beyond the spectacularly deficient defense, mediocre starting pitching, sketchy bullpen, and heavy reliance on home runs...

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Brace for Impact
Sep02

Brace for Impact

In the unlikely event of a water landing, your seat cushion may be used as a flotation device…or as a weapon to bludgeon someone.

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Shrinking the Season
Jul25

Shrinking the Season

The idea of reducing the length of the MLB season seems to gain traction within some circles every few years.  The MLB Players’ Association wants to reduce the season from 162 games to 154 games with concern for the collective health of its members a topic of the utmost importance (at least for this particular discussion).  The idea that fewer games means more days off which in turn means more rest and potentially fewer injuries...

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Grounding Mike Matheny
Jul18

Grounding Mike Matheny

If watching Mike Matheny call for Trevor Rosenthal from the bullpen makes you want to kick inanimate objects and curse in languages you don’t know, then you may want to order something from Rosetta Stone.  Matheny has to play the Cards he’s been dealt, and Rosenthal remains in play.  I wholeheartedly encourage fans to blame Matheny for using Rosenthal in high leverage situations, because doing so seems to meet the...

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