October 24th, 2011

More of that Fall Classical at Deadspin. Today, I wrote about George W. Bush, Texas Rangers Fan #1, and the predicament of cheering along with Dubya. 

Subjected to repeated shots of Bush, interpolating them into the game as I would any other recognizable face in a baseball stadum, I rarely think “arch-fiend doodler” or even “apocalyptic klutz.” He’s utterly harmless, and actually, seems natural in a way he never did while attempting to run the country. But the Bush reax shots—and our reax to them—are not just a question of relief. This is George W. Bush’s element. He’s no different from any number of Texas oil brats who went off and had themselves an adventure, one that involved sizable failures but never a crisis of confidence.

That’s Tom Scocca on the headline, and bongos. I thank him for both.

October 20th, 2011

Today, The Classical begins. Well, sort of. The little sports site that could decided we couldn’t wait until our permanent home was ready. Nor could the MLB calendar. Thus, we will be keeping a daily World Series diary on Deadspin. Today, our first, is from Eric Freeman. It’s about Tony La Russa’s misshapen individualism. 

June 16th, 2011

pitchersandpoets:

hell of bold sweater styles from the 1967 Cardinals. Tim McCarver: has always been that way.

They should do this for every team ever.

Reblogged from Pitchrs & Poets