I don't know if I buy his conclusion, but it's always fun when Joe Posnanski goes rummaging through baseball's attic. Here he is on Louis Sockalexis—the legendary Penobscot ballplayer who once shredded his ankle jumping from a whorehouse's second-story window—and the naming of the Indians. [HardballTalk] » 3/19/14 9:23am 3/19/14 9:23am

The Kiss Cam And American Sports Fans: The History Of A Romance

To tell the story of the Kiss Cam, let's start with a kiss that happened off camera. On Aug. 8, 2000, Danielle Goldey and Meredith Kott attended a game at Dodger Stadium. At one point, as couples are wont to do, they smooched. Before long, security guards arrived, removed the women from their seats, and escorted them… » 2/14/14 4:31pm 2/14/14 4:31pm

Batman On Steroids: How The NFL On Fox Theme Song Was Born

It was March 1994, and Fox Sports president David Hill was on the phone with a new employee. Hill himself was something of a new employee. The network was only a few months old at that point, being built on the fly after Rupert Murdoch had unexpectedly outbid CBS for NFC broadcast rights. Hill was known, if he was… » 1/31/14 2:16pm 1/31/14 2:16pm

Why We Get Stupid And Shitfaced On New Year's Eve: A Cultural History