Cubs Catcher Is Winning Pitcher, Scores Winning Run In 16-Inning Game

I do not envy the hardy fans who watched all 6:27 of the game between the 43-63 Rockies and the 44-61 Cubs, including 12 straight scoreless innings. But those who did stick it out saw something rare: Chicago catcher John Baker pitched a scoreless top of the 16th, and became the winning pitcher when he scored the… » 7/30/14 1:28pm 7/30/14 1:28pm

Dee Gordon Walks, Keeps On Going To Second

Dodgers speedster Dee Gordon takes advantage of a Royals' lapse in concentration, and after drawing a walk, takes off for second before the next batter steps in. On one hand, that move relies on the element of surprise and can only be pulled off once in a blue moon, so why waste it in spring training? On the other… » 3/16/12 9:35am 3/16/12 9:35am

There Is A Cricket-Themed Horror Movie Called I Know How Many Runs You…

I Know What You Did Last Summer. Fine pulpy film, from 1997, with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jennifer Love Hewitt sharing the screen in their primes. I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer, the 2008 Australian film following up on the original, about a former cricket player bullied by his teammates who seeks his… » 2/24/12 9:00am 2/24/12 9:00am

Dead Angler And More: A Look Inside Real, Bizarre Fly-Fishing-Themed…

It's hard to find the time to read books these days, what with the fragmentation of media, the rapid decline of western economies, and the popularity of fly-fishing. One imagines everyone who enjoys fly-fishing—let's be serious, who doesn't enjoy fly-fishing?—would rather fly-fish than read. Unless: what if there were… » 2/01/12 11:10am 2/01/12 11:10am