As Playoff Dreams Drift Away, Phillies Fans Will Do Anything To Mask The Stench

With the Nationals and Braves storming to guaranteed playoff spots, it stands to figure that the teams would leave some division foes in the wake of their success. Sure, the Marlins and Mets found themselves buried with regularity this year, but for Phillies fans accustomed to the team's success, being left on the… » 9/27/12 9:00am 9/27/12 9:00am

"Here's Our Resident Nerd, Picking His Nose"

The backlash against advanced statistics in baseball by so-called "purists" can get tiresome, but there's no denying a few of the stereotypes about those dealing in the numbers game sometimes hold true. Here's a shot of Astros Director of Decision Sciences (seriously, that's his job title) Sig Mejdal from yesterday's… » 5/07/12 9:00am 5/07/12 9:00am

NBA's Opening Day: A Knuckle-Deep Recap

The NBA's Opening Day spectacular matched such high-profile teams, it was hard to pick winners. Indeed, only a savvy gambler would have tried to take a day of entertainment and turn it into a gold-digging expedition. It all followed on a preseason in which the Mavericks went drilling for oil with the Lamar Odom trade… » 12/26/11 11:45am 12/26/11 11:45am