December 2, 2023

Why the Mets Signing Tebow Pisses on the Idea of Fairness in Baseball

September 9, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

One of the best reads in baseball is not a sports article but a 1975 law review article entitled “Common Law Origins of the Infield Fly Rule” by William S. Stevens.  He connects the dots between common law and morality to baseball’s evolutionary attempts to be fair, evidenced with the 1890 infield fly rule preventing […]

When a Rain Delay Becomes Something Special

June 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

According to Marlins Man’s tweet at 2:08 a.m., there were 65 fans left at Yankee Stadium after last night’s rain delay.  Maybe because they dried out for three hours (the double meaning counts), but when Kirby Yates took the mound at 2:15 a.m. against the Rangers, the tired and true gathered behind the dugout and […]

Pumped Up Charges Against La Russa

July 28, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

There Should be No Debate about the Hall of Famer’s Induction on Sunday. More sad and troubling repercussions from the Steroid Era are contentions that La Russa’s Hall of Fame honor is hypocritical or unworthy. Many point out his successes are inextricably tied to the likes of Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco, and even Dennis […]