Pop Culture x Sports on 3/4/11 | Tipped by Quickish |
MLB Opening Weekend In Review on 3/4/11 | Tipped by Quickish |
Weekend Long(ish)read on 1/4/11 | Tipped by Quickish |
I formulated my opinion about what made these four pitchers successful. A deceptive pitch, great control and the need to stay within the boundaries of their talent. If they strayed too far from those boundaries, they feared that might destroy their success. (via New York Times Magazine) , with the most interesting profile of the Phillies' Four Aces that you'll read. Great for late night or a lazy weekend day.
Opening Day: Yeesh on 1/4/11 | Tipped by Quickish |
Defending AL Champs Out-Slug Would-Be AL Champs on 1/4/11 | Tipped by Quickish |
MLB Today: No Closure? on 1/4/11 | Tipped by Quickish |
We certainly have a theme developing after seven games: Closer continues to be the most overrated position in the game. C'mon, managers, start using your pens in the most efficient way possible, as opposed to assigning predetermined roles that you'll stick to even if your guy is serving up batting practice. (via ESPN.com) , noting Houston's sorry relief decisions in Philly today that allowed the Phillies to come back and win late.
What Ramon Hernandez Hath Wrought on 1/4/11 | Tipped by Quickish |
Opening Day II: From Wrigley on 1/4/11 | Tipped by Quickish |
In Praise of "Day 2" on 1/4/11 | Tipped by Quickish |
To him baseball wasnâ€™t about the pomp and circumstance of Opening Day. It was not about irrational hopes that this player might have a career year or that player might suddenly reach his potential or any of that. For Buck, the baseball season about Day 2 and beyond, and no excuses, and his heartfelt belief that if you put nine good men on the field you could beat anybody. (via SI.com) , explaining the underrated amazingness of the day after Opening Day, through the outlook of the legendary Buck O'Neil.
Video: Chris Rock on the Mets Mess on 1/4/11 | Tipped by Quickish |
(via Late Show/YouTube) . Chris Rock went on Letterman last night and crushed his Mets: "I'm a Met fan. And my team is broke, Dave. Some teams don't have a clean-up hitter or a closer or a pitcher. My team has no money!"