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Don't Forget, Folks: "Grounders Is The Key"

Don’t Forget, Folks: “Grounders Is The Key”

Also, I missed why Gloria Estefan is up there, but I’m sure there exists a completely unreasonable explanation.  
How Eric Sogard Made History

How Eric Sogard Made History

Photo credit: Keith Allison Last Saturday’s Athletics vs. Twins game turned out just about as everyone expected, with Oakland winning the game 9-4 in what was a noncompetitive contest after the 5th inning. Minnesota chose to debut their #8 prospect, starting pitcher Trevor May, in a road game during a lost season against a team...
Sonny Gray, Perfecting What Works

Sonny Gray, Perfecting What Works

Tip: Click on any acronyms for an explanation in the FanGraphs glossary of terms. With his final turn in the rotation for July completed, we’ve now had almost exactly one full year of Sonny Gray – one year of the 24-year-old starting pitcher, the up-and-coming staff ace, the dueler of Playoff Verlanders. In that year,...
Road To Brazil - The NBA Finals

Road To Brazil – The NBA Finals

Soccer may be the most popular sport in the world, but basketball is a better one. I am on my way to the World Cup. So what. The NBA Finals will be watched and analyzed no matter what country I’m in. After a depressing ending to a Finals Game 1 for LeBron James (due to jello-leg),...
Road To Brazil - First Stop: Atlanta Blade Show

Road To Brazil – First Stop: Atlanta Blade Show

Every year, thousands of people gather from all over the world for the biggest knife show in the world. Where else to have a knife show but in the heart of the South: Atlanta, Georgia. Why am I stopping here on my way to the World Cup? Because I work as an interpreter for some of the best...
Josh Donaldson vs. The Elite

Josh Donaldson vs. The Elite

Photo Adapted from Keith Allison Tip: Don’t understand an acronym? Just click on it and it will take you to the corresponding Fangraphs glossary of terms. Watching the final game of the Yankees – A’s series last week, which featured one of the game’s finest pitchers in Masahiro Tanaka, I had a thought during Josh Donaldson’s...
2014 MLB Drunk Season Preview: AL Central, Land of the Free and the Home of the Tribe

2014 MLB Drunk Season Preview: AL Central, Land of the Free and the Home of the Tribe

Would you rather: A) Read an MLB season preview written by sober baseball nerds? B) Read an MLB season preview written by drunk baseball nerds? If you answered A), you might have better luck here, or here. If you answered B), or for some reason clicked on those links and still find yourself reading this, then buckle...
2014 MLB Drunk Season Preview: NL Central, That Division With the Chicago Cubs

2014 MLB Drunk Season Preview: NL Central, That Division With the Chicago Cubs

Would you rather: A) Read an MLB season preview written by sober baseball nerds? B) Read an MLB season preview written by drunk baseball nerds? If you answered A), you might have better luck here, or here. If you answered B), or for some reason clicked on those links and still find yourself reading this,...
Down Under Thunder

Down Under Thunder

(Photo Credit: Guillaume P. Boppe) How Stan Wawrinka Stepped Out of the Shadow of the Big Four, & Why It’s (Probably) Not a Fluke Following Stanislas Wawrinka’s four set wrecking ball of an Australian Open Final victory, there was the usual cavalcade of talking heads putting asterisks and disclaimers on the underdog’s unlikely win. Nadal...
Dear America, Shut Up About Sportsmanship

Dear America, Shut Up About Sportsmanship

 (Photo credit: Mark Runyon | Pro Football Schedules) It’s time to stop lying about what football represents. In Sunday’s NFC Championship game, after Colin Kaepernick completed a 16 yard pass to Michael Crabtree to put the 49ers on the Seahawk’s 29 yard line down six points with 0:55 seconds to play in the fourth quarter, I...
MLB Drunk Power Rankings-8/17

MLB Drunk Power Rankings-8/17

I’ve looked forward to this day since Major League Baseball released the 2013 schedule.  The Indians shat the bed, and couldn’t do anything when they needed to.  I was one of at least 2,000 people there. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me. August 17th Drunk Power Rankings. 1. Detroit Tigers- When...
Melky Makes Worst Throw of the Year, Lands on DL of Shame

Melky Makes Worst Throw of the Year, Lands on DL of Shame

In case you didn’t know, Melky Cabrera is not that good at baseball without the aid of steroids. Remember when he had a super quick bat despite that dumb, loopy swing? Not so much anymore. I’m not going to comment on the ethics of steroid use, but I will say that the All Star Game...