“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.
“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…
Eric Nusbaum hung out with Rougned Odor and wrote a very entertaining profile of him over at Vice Sports. Spoiler: Odor loves horses and hates dessert.
Reading Leitch on how all the awful things about football never quite touch the NFL is a good way to start the week. [New York]
FiveThirtyEight has a cool breakdown of American soccer fandom and the huge lead Manchester United, who suck, have. Somehow, Leo Messi only has more American fans than 14 MLS teams.