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I Don't Even Like Baseball

I Don’t Even Like Baseball

Over the past two years I’ve learned a hard truth about baseball. After seasons spent pining for the Cleveland Indians to return to the World Series, they finally got there. I was scared shitless of them facing the Cubs. When they took a commanding 3-1 lead, I was still frightened to my core. If you...
The Cleveland Indians aren't here to make friends

The Cleveland Indians aren’t here to make friends

The New York Yankees were probably feeling pretty fucking cool, what being up 8-3 after five and a half innings. They had knocked out the best pitcher in the American League, homered off him twice, and then went on to hit one more ding dong, off Mike Clevinger. This was the exact moment I began...
Jason Kipnis reclaimed the title of Greatest Baseball Player Ever last night

Jason Kipnis reclaimed the title of Greatest Baseball Player Ever last night

Hey guys I understand baseball better than you and would like to explain something before you watch the Greatest Catch In ALDS History. Kids are calling it The Catch, actually, it’s already usurped that decent catch by Willie Mays in 1954. What I want to explain, though, is that playing center field is hard! Have...
Teddy Atlas and Stephen A. Smith Combine For The Greatest Minute In Television History

Teddy Atlas and Stephen A. Smith Combine For The Greatest Minute In Television History

Folks I hope you weren’t in bed like a normal human being at 2 a.m. last night, because you would’ve missed Teddy Atlas and Stephen A. Smith having a largely unitelligible disagreement about… hamburgers, I think? Teddy Atlas and Stephen A Smith screaming at each other about fast food. It's time to go to bed...
Here are 11 haikus about Jason Kipnis for no reason in particular

Here are 11 haikus about Jason Kipnis for no reason in particular

Five o’clock shadow For a 7:05 start Kip’s ready to go   You must remember That we are all Kipnises Even you, Gilbert   Bat pointed silly Steadily blinking his eyes Jason Kipnis waits   Once an outfielder Now our team’s second baseman It’s Kip leading off   A towering drive Down the right field line it...
My mother died three years ago today, and I wanted you to know that.

My mother died three years ago today, and I wanted you to know that.

When I attempt to conjure up an image of her, she is always sick: skin dry and yellow, hair a mess, her limbs simultaneously a disconcerting amount of thin, yet bloated in the wrong parts. She comes to me in dreams the same, and it’s always clear she should not be there, that she has...
16 years later, Joey McKinstry lives on

16 years later, Joey McKinstry lives on

  We didn’t ride bikes too often, but that’s what I remember doing with Joey McKinstry. We would be out back behind his parents’ house, and he was fearlessly catching air off a ramp we set up, while I would, every now and again, go off the same ramp with far less courage. At some point...
So Can Vermont Beat Purdue, Or What?

So Can Vermont Beat Purdue, Or What?

Tonight! #4 Purdue vs. #13 Vermont, 7:27 p.m. TruTV (live from Milwaukee or some shit)  Last time we checked in with UVM hoops was five days ago, when they were gearing up for the America East championship final at home against Albany. I rather foolishly predicted Vermont to win easily, which was making me feel...
What To Know About The Vermont Catamounts, Aspiring America East Champs

What To Know About The Vermont Catamounts, Aspiring America East Champs

By my calculations, it’s been about five years since I wrote about the UVM basketball team. It’s also been about that long since I could consider myself someone who regularly followed the team – at the time, I was learning how to be a writer while covering the team for a now-defunct (but not wholly forgotten)...
16 Affordable Places You Won't Go If You're Young, Broke, And Currently Reading This

16 Affordable Places You Won’t Go If You’re Young, Broke, And Currently Reading This

A couple of years ago I wrote some vitriolic words clowning on a clickbait blog post called “50 Non-Cliched, Unpredictable Places To Travel To In Your 20s” because that shit was dumb as hell. Well, folks, it’s only so often that The Clown Show is forced out of retirement these days, but tonight was one such occasion,...
Pigskins, Eliteness, and Tom Brady the Fuck Boy: Your 2017 Super Bowl Mailbag

Pigskins, Eliteness, and Tom Brady the Fuck Boy: Your 2017 Super Bowl Mailbag

Hello and welcome! Glad you could make it. For the fourth year in a row, I took some questions from friends and answered them. This year, many of them actually have to do with the Super Bowl, which is a change of pace, but I’m all for it. As always, I look forward to being...

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