Curt Schilling: Father of the Year & Anti-Cyberbullying Advocate

Now that Harrison Ford is on the mend after his latest real life Indiana Jones stunt, I'd like to bring us back to a rather unfortunate story that broke a few days ago, one that shed new light on a very serious cultural issue. This past week, retired Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling publicly discussed the recent cyberbullying of his daughter, Gabby. It all began with a tweet he posted, congratulating his daughter on her acceptance to college. What followed were a number of seriously … [Read more...]

Cross-Country Romances Do Sometimes Work

“How can you not be romantic about baseball?” Truer words were never spoken by Oakland Athletics’ GM Billy Beane...or at least, by Brad Pitt playing Billy Beane in 2011’s Moneyball. Here we sit, two weeks away from the end of another glorious baseball regular season, and for the second straight year, my dear Phillies will enjoy the postseason from the same vantage point that I will...the living room couch. After years of bloated contracts, huge trades that decimated the farm system, and of cour … [Read more...]

Curses, Scapegoats, and the End of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 20 Years of Futility

A few nights ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates won their 81st game of the 2013 MLB regular season, ensuring that the team will not finish the year with more losses than wins for the first time since 1992. That was twenty-one years ago, for those of you non-math types. Before we had the freaking Internet (as we know it today, at least). Those born during the last Pirates winning season are now legally allowed to drink. And between these two winning seasons FOUR people have held the office of President … [Read more...]