What we're watching (all times EDT, unless noted): Golf Channel has the first round of the Reno-Tahoe Open at 6:30 p.m. MLB Network is showing either Indians-Red Sox or Cubs-Pirates, with both beginning at 7. And WGN has Yankees-White Sox at 8.
Read Me: Today's Story That Doesn't Suck
Cheap tickets and their consequences: "Where we look to be headed, then, is a two-tiered system. A handful of top teams and events will be able to charge whatever they want, while most everyone else is forced to give away tickets. That's great if you're a budget-conscious fan of a cellar-dwelling team - or even a fan of the contending Indians, who remain 26th in the league in attendance. (Thanks to the widely observed phenomenon that teams get their biggest bump in attendance the year after winning a pennant, fans generally end up paying the most to see teams that are just past their prime.) For leagues as a whole, however, it seems likely to exacerbate the spread between the haves and have-nots." [Slate]
(The link has been fixed. Thanks to those readers out there for pointing out it originally didn't work. Shit happens, and I apologize.)
This Date In Deadspin History
Aug. 4, 2006: The Uniforms That Made Baseball Cry