We picked up a rare copy of Eric Elms’ 2011 zine featuring “a collection of images cut from old NBA posters highlighting the fans staring in unison at the slam dunks” when we visited his studio last week.
Who’s on Third? In Baseball’s Shifting Defenses, Maybe Nobody by David Waldstein
For more than 100 years, baseball looked pretty much the same from the grandstands. There were three players spread in the outfield, a pitcher on the mound, a catcher behind the plate, and four infielders neatly aligned, two on each side of second base. But a radical reworking of defensive principles is reshaping the way the old game is played, and even the way it looks. If you cannot find the third baseman, he might be the one standing in shallow right field. The second baseman? That’s him on the other side of the diamond, next to the shortstop.
Becoming Sumo is a profile of Ōsunaarashi (大砂嵐金太郎).
Directed and Produced by Salazar
Chadwick’s Choice: The Origin of the Batting Average by John Thorn
In Deep by Burkhard Bilger
The dark and dangerous world of extreme cavers.
Like a sand wedge from hell
James Hellwig aka The Ultimate Warrior passed away yesterday, just 3 days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. His classic intensity is showcased, below.
Shabazz Napier’s One Shining Moment of Truth by Ian Crouch
The NCAA champ who can’t afford to eat