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"Black Guys In Blake Shelton Boys Round Here Video" and Other Things People Have Googled to Find the Clown Show

“Black Guys In Blake Shelton Boys Round Here Video” and Other Things People Have Googled to Find the Clown Show

  We might not have the coolest blog on earth, but we do have the most ridiculously interesting page of “Search Engine Terms” that a blog could have in just one short month. Here is the unabridged list of search terms that led people our blog. (All entries, are, of course, sic) “blake shelton chew...
My Friend Gave Me This Action Figure and I Love Everything About It

My Friend Gave Me This Action Figure and I Love Everything About It

My friend Jesse bought me two identical 1999 Starting Lineup “Freeze Frame: One on One” action figures that look like this:   One sits next to me as I write. The other hangs on my bedroom wall, above my lamp. Here is the pivotal action shot, the action figure that would be if I took...
The Indians Are In First Place, For Now

The Indians Are In First Place, For Now

Here is a fun fact: today marked the third straight year that the Cleveland Indians sat alone in first place on June 23rd or later. They wrestled away the Tigers’ strangle-hold on first place in the only way an American League Central team could: by being idle, and watching their rivals lose. Yes, the AL...
Waiting For Lonnie Chisenhall

Waiting For Lonnie Chisenhall

In tonight’s broadcast of the Indians-Orioles game, Gary Thorne — I’ve taken to listening to the opponent’s announcers due to the unfathomable ineptitude of Cleveland’s own — mentioned that Lonnie Chisenhall had the name of a country singer. Chisenhall might want to take note that his options are open, because the whole big-league-baseball-player thing isn’t...
Dodgers Fan Brings L.A. Fandom To New Heights, Unabashedly Cheers For Other Team

Dodgers Fan Brings L.A. Fandom To New Heights, Unabashedly Cheers For Other Team

If I told you that a fan of an MLB team was caught, on camera, fist-pumping in response to an opponents’ catch, you would say this guy was a fan of what team? If you said the Dodgers, slap on the sun screen, and head down to Malibu: this vacation is on the sponsors of┬áThe...
Vinnie Pestano Needs To Get His Shit Together

Vinnie Pestano Needs To Get His Shit Together

Over the past three baseball seasons, just about the only thing to get national attention in Cleveland was the Indians’ vaunted bullpen. Granted, some of this attention was for all the wrong reasons, and the Indians really didn’t even rank that high in many bullpen categories, but “The Bullpen Mafia” was a bona fide thing....
Yet Another Example of Dusty Baker Being the All Time Worst Manager to Pitch for, Ever, In the History of the World

Yet Another Example of Dusty Baker Being the All Time Worst Manager to Pitch for, Ever, In the History of the World

Well, well, well. If it isn’t our old friend Dusty, up to his old tricks. Well publicized is Mr. Baker ruining the promising careers of young aces through overuse, especially during his Chicago days with Kerry Wood and Mark Prior (Let’s have Wood throw 120-plus pitches in 13 games!). But Dusty Baker also has a...
Confessions of an Ex-Red Sox Fan: Breaking Down Jose Iglesias

Confessions of an Ex-Red Sox Fan: Breaking Down Jose Iglesias

Two disclaimers up front; first of all, I used to be a Red Sox fan. I know. I. Know. Can’t help it – I was born in Boston, grew up going to Fenway, and it was in my blood from the first offing. It took the Red Sox becoming an overbloated sham of a team...