Female pitcher leads Philly team to Little League World Series

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

My athletic career did not get off to an auspicious start. See, as per the rules of the 1988 Mundelein Little League, every t-ball team had to have at least one girl on it. My team, the White Sox, did not fit that particular rule and stood the risk of forfeiture ...

La Russa opens Hall of Fame Pandora’s Box

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

In all their cleverness, the Baseball Writers Association of America attempted an end run around the steroid era last week when it announced the timeframe of eligibility onĀ the Hall of Fame ballot would be shortened from 15 years to 10. But in itsĀ infinite stupidity, the BBWAA actually left the flank ...

Tim Kurkijan is a subpar sausage racer

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

ESPN baseball reporter Tim Kurkijan made a foray into gonzo journalism by participating in the Sausage Race at Milwaukee's Miller Park during Monday night's Brewers-Nationals game. But to paraphrase famous Kazakh journalist Borat, it was not a great success. (Or maybe it was since we're talking about it). Kurkijan dressed up ...

Cubs, WGN Radio to end 89-year relationship

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

They say the first 80 years of a marriage are the toughest. The Chicago Cubs and WGN Radio made it that far in their relationship, but it turns out there will be no ninth decade of the arrangement. Chicago media guru Robert Feder confirmed Tuesday night that the two sides will ...

Ozzie Smith and Budweiser try to make Opening Day a holiday

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith has teamed up with Bud -- as in Budweiser, not Bud Selig -- in an attempt to make baseball's Opening Day an official national holiday. The two St. Louis institutions have teamed up to start a petition with the White House's "We the People" web ...

Geddy Lee throws Blue Jays first pitch

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Only time will tell if the Blue Jays are the best team in baseball this year, but they certainly made an early claim for "awesomest" on their opening night by having Rush lead singer Geddy Lee throw out the season's ceremonial first pitch. I mean, think about it -- first pitches ...

Eric Gagne claims 80 percent of Dodgers teammates juiced

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

According to a report from ESPN Los Angeles, former Dodgers closer Eric Gagne admits to using HGH over the last three years of his career and claims that 80 percent of his LA teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs in his new biography "Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne." I would ...

I Love Sports!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Apparently the man upstairs does work in mysterious ways. Just one day after I decided my life would be better by swearing off sports, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa decided to retire. So to use a phrase that I never thought I would utter in my life: Thanks, Tony! I'm back! Much ...