It can be tough for distance runners to use their emaciated upper bodies for most things other than ballast, but Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi's first pitch at the Yankees-Red Sox game last night wasn't a total disaster. A little outside, sure, but just watch how the bottom drops out.
There are bandwagon fans, and then there's this guy. A tipster made us aware of his existence. His rooting interest? All of the teams, everywhere. It's rather impressive, because that's a lot of money to spend on apparel.
That narrows it down.
Baseball lends itself to radio, this much we know. Hasn't changed much through the years either. The game still sounds good on the radio. But let's go back some, and hear about Nicholas Dawidoff's experiences listening to Ned Martin call Red Sox games in the 1970s:
Jenny Dell did not make the trip out west with the Red Sox—who are currently playing the Mariners—but think this kid cares? He's either Jamie Erdahl's biggest fan or he's super excited that David Ortiz became the all-time hits leader at the DH position.
Following up on yesterday's Mark Kram article on the Red Sox and Orioles, here’s a bit of Earl Weaverness for you, from a chapter I wrote about the 1974 American League East for It Ain’t Over ‘Til it’s Over:
The most striking thing about the Baseball Games Are Too Long argument is the amount of time spent thinking about it.
Here is the front page of today's sports section.
In late July, ESPN got a well-deserved tsk-tsking from the Internet after a SportsCenter anchor delivered "breaking news" about Dwight Howard that was lifted, nearly verbatim, from a RealGM.com report. "This stuff happens from time to time," Vince Doria, ESPN's senior vice president and director of news, later told…
The Red Sox lost a baseball game last night, dropping their record to three games below .500, and you know what that means, don't you? It's time for some dumb columnist to turn into Carrie Nation and throw some shit at the wall. CSN New England's Joe Haggerty did just that when he published this article, which might…
If you paid that much for a Bud Light, you'd drink it, too.
Taking money from drunk Red Sox fans and giving it to cancer patients is a cause anyone can get behind (except perhaps liver cancer patients). Meeting with less approbation and more smirking are the names Longball Cellars has been slapping on its athlete-endorsed charity wine bottles. Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz …
The Red Sox, predicted by many to win it all this year, are still without a win five games into the season. Naturally, there's a discussion board up on the Globe website today titled "Panic Time?" Is it? Last night against Cleveland, Kevin Youkilis attempted to intentionally drop a line drive to turn a double play. He…
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.