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

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

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 …

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