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]
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…
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…
This article originally appeared in The New York Observer in 1993 and is anthologized in Luc's wonderful collection of essays, Kill All Your Darlings.
Loved and loathed, the Sweeney Plan is perhaps the most notorious fantasy baseball strategy ever devised. The man who "invented" it, a self-styled eccentric named Hugh Sweeny, would have it no other way, writes Bruce Buschel, the real father of the Sweeney Plan. READ »
"I got Rickey Henderson and Roger Clemens."