Before I Deconverted: My Parents Divorced

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1978-1993: My strongest memory of my parents’ relationship with each other when I was little is that they argued constantly. I doubt the precision of most childhood memories but I have a memory that I would sit on the stairs out of view eavesdropping on them and essentially keeping score of who seemed to make [Read More...]

After I Deconverted: I Was Deeply Ambivalent; What Was I to Make of Sex, Love, Alcohol, Bisexuality, Abortion, 9/11, Religious Violence, Marxism, or the Yankees?

This is a long installment of my ongoing series covering my journey before, during, and after my deconversion from Christianity. Since I think it is interesting how all the ambivalences, contradictions, anxieties, and displacements that I was experiencing parallel and inform each other, I am deciding to post it all as one episode in the series, rather than break each easily isolatable vignette into its own post. For the busy or the short attention spanned, I have made it easier to read in multiple sittings or to skim by breaking it into subsections according to themes. [Read more...]

"Quiet please, the Mets are trying to play baseball."

As a Mets fan, I just couldn’t pass up this story: Quiet please, the Mets are trying to play baseball. The Amazin’s are silently floating plans for a “designated quiet-seating section” in Citi Field. The team e-mailed a survey to fans yesterday, asking about their ballpark experience — including queries about the scoreboard, between-inning entertainment, [Read More...]

We Have Lost The Kid, Gary Carter.

This one really hurts. The 1986 Mets are a big part of my psyche. I was 8 years old and it was my first year following baseball. That team was filled with colorful characters having colorful adventures as they dominated the National League in the regular season and then staged dramatic comeback after dramatic comeback [Read More...]

Breaking News: Yankee Fan Takes Joy In Other Team's Victory

Freethought Blogs’ own Gentlemanly Physiology Professor spent the late summer months giving exquisitely nuanced baseball commentary, favoring his beloved Yankees but also being gracious and good natured as he gently ribbed their rival Red Sox. And he showed a gentleman’s magnanimity towards the Red Sox fans when they ultimately lost the wild card in a historic [Read More...]

HAPPY YANKEES ELIMINATION DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!1!

It’s the happiest holiday of the year!!! CONGRATULATIONS TIGERS!!! It’s an early Yankees Elimination Day this year! Brings back fond memories of 2006 to see the Tigers celebrating at the Yankees’ expense again! Savor the schadenfreude, fellow Yankee-haters, the world is a beautiful place! Your Celebrations? [Read more...]

Goodbye George Steinbrenner, From A Devout Mets Fan And Yankees Hater

I speak only for myself and not for all of those committed to both loving the Mets and hating the Yankees, when I say, George Steinbrenner was the best enemy any baseball fan could have.  His contributions to the sport were monumental and for the best.  He raised the standards of economic and athletic competition [Read More...]

Fordham Baserunner Brian Kownacki’s Phenomenal Play

I’ve never seen any baserunner do this before: Go Fordham!!! Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Christmas Is Canceled This Year.

Ugh.  The happiest day of my year, each of the last 8 years before this one was always the day the Yankees would be eliminated for the year.  There was nothing like watching the locker room of Yankees on the verge of tears choking back their frustrations as they answered humiliating questions about why the [Read More...]


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