Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
9:22 AM

Our own Dave McKenna is on Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen this week talking about everything from himself to himself! But seriously, do yourself a favor and listen to Dave yak for 50 minutes. Genious, as he would say.

10:55 AM

Jim Gosger, one of the ‘69 Mets who the team erroneously pronounced dead in a 50th-anniversary ceremony last weekend, spoke with Dennis Young of the New York Daily News, and it was quite a trip. “I had 128 people come on my Facebook to compliment me, to say ‘I’m glad you’re still here.’” Gosger revealed that the Mets

11:43 PM

“On an early afternoon in late February, I looked up into the vacant eyes of a demon Teddy Roosevelt.” Emma Baccellieri of Sports Illustrated attended the auditions for driver of the Nationals’ new bullpen cart, and found herself putting her driving skills to the test around the “Curly W”-shaped course. Check it out.

11:49 AM

“They are a creative and singleminded coach, an ascetic and not-even-singleminded quarterback, and a ceaselessly overhauled roster of talented and motivated and disposable meat.” Tom Scocca argues for why the Patriots are the definition of football, and why that’s not a compliment. [Hmm Daily]

1:17 PM

Super agent Scott Boras has some ideas about how to get baseball teams spending money again, and one of them is the “October World (Wild) Card Eight,” which honestly sounds kind of fun. He explains it all to the Daily News.

2:24 PM

“At one point during a non-televised break they chanted my name while I danced like a wedding drunk to the O’Jays’ ‘For The Love of Money,’ knowing full well that the song reminds us what money is: The Root of All Evil.” Joe MacLeod wrote a highly entertaining account of his experience on Who Wants to Be a

10:41 AM

Deadspin pal Kyle Wagner has a great piece up over at FiveThirtyEight about how much more absurd and revolutionary Russell Westbrook’s year has been than even partisans like us would have it. Go check it out. [FiveThirtyEight]