Nation Demands Pro-Jonathan Papelbon Takes; Fox Sports Provides Them

The trouble with a story like yesterday’s Bryce Harper-Jonathan Papelbon fight in the Nationals dugout is that it does not contain much—any—ambiguity. It is unambiguously wonderful, that oh-God-this-is-so-fucking-stupid kind of wonderful, and also Jonathan Papelbon unambiguously is a belligerent tool whose decision to… »9/28/15 1:08pm9/28/15 1:08pm


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 3:20pm12/23/13 3:20pm

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 6:15pm7/16/12 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 1:30pm9/25/08 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…