The Cardinals Aren’t Boring, You Are

Originally published on Medium. It’s a sign of spring more reliable than any foliage, weather, or calendar dates: trash columns about the Cardinals and their “winning culture of excellent excellence,” blah blah fucking blah. Double Birder Chase Woodruff made the first sighting of the season way back on February 23rd with this deep investigative reporting […]

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Pity Party in Flushing Meadows

Originally published on Medium. The two most notable pieces of Mets news to come out during this week’s series had nothing to do with events on the field. First, there was the social media scandal over pitching phenom Matt Harvey’s single bird, which quickly led to the deletion of Harvey’s Twitter account and the predictable […]

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Need for Speed

Originally published on Medium. Confession time: my memory is foggy, but I’m pretty sure I spent the first six years of my life as a Cubs fan. My primary excuse is geography, as I was growing up in the suburbs of Chicago and it only seemed natural to follow along with my playground friends who […]

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The Day After Opening Day

Originally published on Medium. Opening Day carries a seriously heavy symbolic load. For those who don’t subscribe to astronomical calendars, it’s the true first day of spring. For teams, it’s a blank-slate renewal until reality sets in. For fans, it means the welcome end of a long, cold stretch of watching inferior sports. For Major […]

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The Man from S.C.R.A.P.

Originally published on Medium. Deep in a sub-basement under the boondoggle cover story known as “Ballpark Village,” the St. Louis Cardinals maintain a state-of-the-art scientific facility. Only a select few people in the organization know of the laboratory’s existence — and those who do are loathe to speak of it out of both fear of retribution and […]

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