Happy Anniversary, Hank


40 years ago this week Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run. Michael Amity argues Hammerin’ Hank did more than just break a record.

Today’s Athlete and the 24-7 Sports Media Cycle


Yesterday’s athletes were heroes, today’s villains. Max White says it’s us, and the 24-7 news cycle we consume, and not the athletes who have changed.

Were Things Better Back in the Day? Hah!

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Why does it only seem like things were better eons ago? Scott Behson breaks it down.

I Was Born a Sinner

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People tried to change Nicholas Ferroni, believing that the way he was born would make life harder. Fortunately, he came to accept himself the way God made him.

The Male Straitjacket


Mark Radcliffe tears up the myth of male independence.

Sports Talk Flash Fiction: BoSox Rule!


“The Yankees buy everything they got… Always have. They even bought Ruth from the Sox, for crying out loud!”

Another 25 Reasons Why Baseball Is Better Than Football


Yes, football fans, Steve Jaeger is still trolling you.

Pelé: The Essential


By accepting the game for what it was, Pelé showed us sport at its full, idyllic potential.


The Greenville Doorbells were the worst team in the history of Professional League Baseball (hereafter “PLB”). Admitted to PLB after the strike-shortened 1981 campaign, the Doorbells had managed one winning season (1996) and one non-losing season (1988) over the previous two decades. Greenville served as a graveyard for aging stars, has-been prospects, and drug-addicted journeymen. […]