Patrice O’Neal on how Football is getting soft
According to a top FIFA official, air-conditioned stadiums built by exploited migrant workers, and games played during the “European winter” might not be enough to keep the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Orioles Manager Buck Showalter wanted to give the legendary Yankees shortstop a framed photograph of his eighth-inning, 1996 ALCS, Jeffrey Maier-assisted opposite field home run which is still a thorn in the sides of many an O’s fan.
Talking to reporters Showalter said: “I would give him a big picture of the home run… Well, it wasn’t a home run. We know that. That’s what I’d give him. A big picture and have the whole Baltimore Orioles team sign it. That’s a good idea. That’s cheap, too, right? Make it in bronze or something. Not that we remember that at all.”
As great an idea as that was, the Orioles management opted for a less humorous gift and gave Jeter a bushel of crabs, an oversized mallet, a U.S. Navy Captain’s Hat, and a 13.5 game deficit in mid-September.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld, the Bakersfield Condors—Minor League Hockey team and affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers—will be wearing special puffy shirt inspired jerseys for one night only on November 16th.
Much respect goes out to the folks behind Ebbets Field Flannels who have been digging up and reproducing historical baseball jerseys by hand for over 25 years. Here are some of our favorites.
Leave it to the NikeCourt Zoom Vapor AJ3 by Jordan to link up the similarities in terminology between Tennis and Basketball. Nonetheless, it’s a damn good looking sneaker.
The drunk history of Jim Abbott at the Pan American Games in Cuba
The Man Without a Mask by William Finnegan
How the drag queen Cassandro became a star of Mexican wrestling.
Painted baseballs by George Sosnak (1922 – 1972)
A Fan Visits From Afar, and the Royals Come Alive by Rany Jazayerli
Lee Sung-woo, an avid Royals fan from South Korea, arrived last week for his first visit to Kansas City; since then, the team has lavished him with attention — and has won seven of eight games.