These Guys Sucked In The Playoffs. Should That Matter To HOF Voters?

Having acquired a Hall of Fame ballot, which we'll be filling out in accordance with the wishes of our readers, we're examining the merits—and relative lack of merits—of all 36 players on this year's ballot for the purposes of better informing the electorate, i.e., you. All entries in the series can be found here. » 12/23/13 3:20pm 12/23/13 3:20pm

Rob Neyer Just Keeps Digging That Hole

Last week, San Francisco radio host Damon Bruce took some time out of his busy day of doing whatever it is he usually does to explain that sports are men's business, that women can't understand sports any more than men can understand the pain of childbirth, and that women, and men who pretend to care about their… » 11/11/13 5:42pm 11/11/13 5:42pm

The Major Leagues Were Never Really As Black As You've Been Told

Today Tyler Kepner’s New York Times story about the dearth of African-American players in the Major Leagues quietly distinguished itself from other articles in that vein, in that it didn’t cite a popular and wrong figure about the peak of black representation in baseball. » 4/11/13 8:45pm 4/11/13 8:45pm

Red Sox Tell Bill James To Stop Defending Joe Paterno

Bill James, ever the contrarian (he even took a go at disputing climate change a few years back, though later softened his stance), has been taking the unpopular stance on Joe Paterno this week. First it was him saying in an online chat that the Freeh Report made it clear that Paterno did enough to address the Jerry… » 7/16/12 6:15pm 7/16/12 6:15pm

Eleven Years Ago, ESPN Gave Rob Neyer A Strange Suspension

Rob Neyer wrote at SB Nation today about a murky imbroglio involving the Elias Sports Bureau, and subsequent discipline, in 2000. "Rob, I have to suspend you for two weeks. Why? Because you criticized ESPN."
[SB Nation] » 7/18/11 12:40pm 7/18/11 12:40pm

Rob Neyer Is Leaving, Which Didn't Deserve Him Anyway

Rob Neyer just wrote his last column for, where he had been tucked behind a pay wall*, hidden by whatever fresh pail of water Buster Olney was carrying for the Yankees that day. » 1/31/11 6:30pm 1/31/11 6:30pm

Third Generation Bonds Gets A Hit, And Rob Neyer Turns It Into A Hit…

Nikolai Bonds was an omnipresent cheerleader during his father's quest for history. Now he's 19 and arrested for assaulting his mother. They grow up so fast. » 12/09/09 2:00am 12/09/09 2:00am

As A Writer, ESPN's Rob Neyer Thinks Todd Jones Is No Doug Glanville

Recently retired reliever Todd Jones is getting a nice send-off by most players, fans and beat writers » 9/25/08 1:30pm 9/25/08 1:30pm for his many years of baseball service and overall good-guyness. And despite his many shaky late-inning outings, Jones will retire as the Tigers all-time saves leader. Jones also made a name for himself off the field…

Media Approval Ratings: Rob Neyer

As he loves to point out, Rob Neyer has written more words for that just about anyone over there, and if you've read Simmons' two-part NBA MVP series, you know that's no small feat. » 4/16/08 1:05pm 4/16/08 1:05pm

We Have To Ask ...

Suggested questions for today's ESPN SportsNation chatters ...
11 a.m. MLB with Rob Neyer: OK, you and Buster Olney in a nerdy pillowfight to settle once and for all who is smarter.
1 p.m. Mid Majors with Kyle Whelliston: All right, we're sorry about the pseudo-rip last time. Please make Bally stop calling us.
2… » 12/02/05 10:40am 12/02/05 10:40am

We Have To Ask ...

Suggested questions for today's ESPN SportsNation chatters ...
Noon. NFL with Len Pasquarelli: Try as we might, my wife and I just can't get pregnant. Is, like, Vinny Testaverde available for other, you know, "fill-in assignments?"
1 p.m. MLB with Rob Neyer: Do people do that thing where they drop a box of… » 10/11/05 11:30am 10/11/05 11:30am

Flashback: Rob Neyer's Dark Days Of Amazon

All this talk about Amazon reader reviews got us to remembering one of our favorite snafus: Rob Neyer's infamous angry Amazon review. If you've forgotten, or if you never knew, Neyer — whose uncomfortably confessional book Feeding The Green Monster proved once and for all that stat guys shouldn't write about… » 9/21/05 3:45pm 9/21/05 3:45pm

We Have To Ask ...

Suggested questions for today's ESPN SportsNation chatters ...
10 a.m. Fantasy Baseball Focus: We are typing this from an 11th-story ledge outside the window of our office building, the only thing keeping us from plunging into the abyss being your assurances that we might somehow obtain Angels starter Bartolo Colon.
» 9/08/05 11:00am 9/08/05 11:00am

We Have To Ask ...

Suggested questions for today's ESPN SportsNation chatters ...
Noon. Mary Jo Fernandez: Oh, I'm sorry. I wanted to chat with Gigi Fernandez.
1 p.m. MLB with Rob Neyer: We hardly ever quote Truman Capote, but after reading your book we have to say it: That's not writing, it's typing.
3 p.m. NEXT with Bill… » 9/06/05 12:20pm 9/06/05 12:20pm

We Have To Ask ...

Suggested questions for today's ESPN SportsNation chatters ...
· 10 a.m.. Ask Stuart Scott: Honestly, does even your wife like you anymore?
· 1 p.m. MLB With Gary Miller: We promised ourselves we wouldn't ask about the peeing-on-cops incident. Unfortunately, we don't have any questions now.
· 3 p.m. MLB With Rob… » 8/18/05 10:56am 8/18/05 10:56am

We Have To Ask ...

Suggested questions for today's ESPN SportsNation chatters ...
· 11 a.m. Buzz And ShowGirl: Hey, was it difficult to get your career back on track after that dancing movie with Gina Gershon? Do you sometimes wish you'd have stayed on "Saved By The Bell?
· 2 p.m.. MLB With Rob Neyer: Just wondering, and don't take this… » 8/16/05 11:50am 8/16/05 11:50am