Goodbye, Good Pete

Originally published on Medium. Nobody comes to this game looking for surprise. Surprise is a shinier sport’s topos — the world of baseball runs by a pale, fuzzy clock that refuses surprise the leverage it needs to wrench its effect. Was it a surprise the Brewers came into this series at 10-2, their best start since 1987? […]

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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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