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No-no latest example of Jake Arrieta’s Cubs breakthrough

Monday, August 31st, 2015

No-hitters are random by nature (and not cause they hate ya). Hacky hurlers like Edwin Jackson, Bud Smith, Philip Humber and Bobo Holloman(!) have channeled that magic for a night while Hall of Famers like Greg Maddux and Pedro Martinez have not. The Cubs, long associated with ineptitude, managed to ...

Manfred should consider Wild Card Game tweak

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has not made many waves in his first year of replacing Bud Selig, but he should consider a significant tweak to the Wild Card system this offseason. As things currently stand, due to geographical circumstance the top three teams in the National League all reside in ...

Packers will survive loss of Jordy Nelson, but should consider Wayne

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The likely loss of Pro Bowl receiver Jordy Nelson for the season is a big blow for Green Bay, but it isn't a tragedy unless you're one of many in the Packers' female fanbase who list Nelson as their favorite player for purposes of ogling. Yes, it will be difficult to ...

ESPN moves Bears to Fort Wayne, Indiana

Friday, August 21st, 2015

For the first time in the history of the rivalry, the most egregious error in a Bills-Browns game did not take place on the field. As you can see, the above ESPN graphic displays the many career stops of Browns starting quarterback Josh "Don't Call Me Luke" McCown, which included a ...

Cubs must NOT start Jon Lester in Wild Card game

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Here is a modest proposal for Cubs manager Joe Maddon: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER CAN YOU START JON LESTER OVER JAKE ARRIETA IN A WILD CARD PLAYOFF GAME. That's as modestly as I can get the point across, at any rate, though some non-caps lock talking points would probably allow my ...

Sunday a banner day for hitting pitchers

Monday, August 17th, 2015

For one day, pitchers with bats told the designated hitter rule to suck it. Two aces, the Dodgers' Zach Greinke and the Giants' Madison Bumgarner, helped their own cause with home runs on Sunday. Bumgarner blasted his fourth home run of the season and also added a double in a 5-0 win ...

Harlem Globetrotters drop Washington Generals as opponent

Friday, August 14th, 2015

The most prodigious losers in sports history are no more -- and no, that does not mean Indiana has dropped its football program. After more than six decades, the Harlem Globetrotters have dropped the Washington Generals as their primary opponent. The Generals' first -- and only -- win in the rivalry ...

Joey Bats and the Jays the latest to be alienated by Royals

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The Kansas City Royals continue to be a mogwai fed after midnight -- previously cute and cuddly, but now a gremlin that voraciously terrorizes everything in its path. The Royals were involved in their umpteenth bench-clearing incident this season on Sunday in Toronto, although this time the far more interesting action ...