It almost seemed like David Ortiz had to retire this year, regardless of the impressive numbers — 38 home runs, a .315 batting average, and leading the league in five categories, including RBIs (127), doubles (48), slugging (.620), OPS (1.021), and intentional walks (15) — at the age of 40 in his 20th and final […]
Okay, it’s not actually advertising, but The Player’s Tribune, an on-line “magazine’ founded by the recently-retired Derek Jeter, has come under some scrutiny lately. TPT purports to “publish first-person stories directly from the athletes” (emphasis added). Maybe there’s a difference of opinion on the definition of “directly.” Richard Sandomir, the New York Times’ sports media […]
The latest Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me ran the gamut from all-Jewish (Peter Sagal) to half-Jewish (“Not My Job” guest Amy Schumer to not-Jewish-at-all-but-thought-to-be baseball barnstorming team House of David. Here’s the relevant portion of the transcript. PETER SAGAL: Amy Schumer, it is a real pleasure to talk to you. And we have invited you […]
Maybe it’s just the sports new cycles, but it seems there was a lot of emphasis on how young many of this year’s All-Stars were, juxtaposed with Chipper Jones, who is probably making his last appearance in the summer classic. (Did anyone else think his locker room “pep talk” was uncomfortable and stagey?) It occurred […]
Actually, this should have preceded the earlier piece. WARNING: Family vacation photos ahead! Spent a pleasant few days visiting Boston and the environs earlier this month. Among the highlights: On Friday, Aug. 5, we took in the Yankees-Red Sox game. It was one of the few nice days, weather-wise, for the trip, so we lucked […]
(but not for too long, especially if it’s iced).
Also born this date, Jay Hook, who earned the first of the Mets’ 3,734 victories.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports published this item on the latest struggles by David “Big Papi” Ortiz. Good thing he’s not a horse, or it would be “off to the glue factory with him.” My first thought was that I was surprised to see he’s only 33; he’s one of these guys who seems like […]
Seems the Yankees and their fans are somewhat upset about MLB’s “Call Your Shot” promotion, in which a fan winning an online contest will choose a spot here he believes Red Sox slugger David Ortiz can park one. “Sacrilege,” they cry, to befoul the final season at the hallowed Yankee Stadium with such heresy. The […]