Bob Dylan, Tangled Up in Baseball – Village Voice

Bob Dylan, Tangled Up in Baseball – Village Voice

illustration by Paul Corio In 1961, just as Bob Dylan was cutting his teeth in the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village, another young man from Dylan’s hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota was taking New York City by storm: Roger Maris. In the last chapter of his Pulitzer Prize-winning pseudo-memoir Chronicles: Vol. 1, the then 21-year-old folk singer describes meeting […]

Psychology of Baseball – Fish Stripes

Psychology of Baseball – Fish Stripes

Preface The grandest mistake we can make in sports is deciding that the human element is insignificant. Make no mistake about it, analytics and objectivity are vastly important, and something I am greatly in-favor of. But at the end of the day, these players are human. In this pseudo-war of analytical versus old-school baseball, we […]

Mets make strangest GM hire in baseball history with Brodie Van Wagenen – USA TODAY

Mets make strangest GM hire in baseball history with Brodie Van Wagenen – USA TODAY

Mets new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen poses at CitiField.(Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP) Brodie Van Wagenen looked fabulous on the dais Tuesday with his designer suit and blue-and-orange tie, flaunted his brilliant speaking skills, and exuded an aura of confidence throughout the press conference. Still, no matter the elegance and grace of the presentation, […]

Baseball team's name makes a stink, takes off like a rocket – KOMO News

Baseball team's name makes a stink, takes off like a rocket – KOMO News

Photo: MLB / Facebook via MGN Online MADISON, Ala. (AP) — A new Alabama minor league baseball team’s name is taking off like a rocket after making a big stink. Meet the Madison-based Rocket City Trash Pandas. Al.com reports the team held an event Saturday to unveil their new logo and start merchandise sales. They […]