Monday, February 24, 2014 Saturday, September 28, 2013
I’ve never rooted for the Yankees before, but I’ve never seen a great ball player pitch his last inning, either. Here’s to you, Andy Petitte.

I’ve never rooted for the Yankees before, but I’ve never seen a great ball player pitch his last inning, either. Here’s to you, Andy Petitte.

There is something supremely weird, now and forever, about seeing baseball played indoors.

There is something supremely weird, now and forever, about seeing baseball played indoors.

Monday, August 26, 2013
melissaannandthecool:

Did you just catch that??Yeaaaaa

Jose Fernandez, ladies and gentlemen.

melissaannandthecool:

Did you just catch that??
Yeaaaaa

Jose Fernandez, ladies and gentlemen.

(Source: ForGIFs.com)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Joys of Minor League Ball

Getting to score plays like: E1 E3 3-4

The AAA life.

The AAA life.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The most pressing question about the Toledo Mudhens’ upcoming Star Wars weekend is whether or not Corporal Klinger would have gotten his section 8 if he were wearing that Chewie jersey.

The most pressing question about the Toledo Mudhens’ upcoming Star Wars weekend is whether or not Corporal Klinger would have gotten his section 8 if he were wearing that Chewie jersey.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

James R. Henderson takes on the fine-tuning argument with a little help from the local nine:

Suppose there were an annual event contested on seemingly fair terms (with one exception) which one contestant never seemed to win. The event has been contested for a very long time under varying rules, conditions, and between varying numbers of contestants since the inception of the contest. The contestants are actually teams, and all teams are given equal access to sign any members of the player pool. The make up of this player pool has evolved considerably over time, and the style of play has gone through many changes throughout the history of the contest. There is one inherent advantage given to some teams, not by the league, but by the geographical location of those vying in the competition. Interestingly, the team that cannot seem to win, the team with which we are concerned, is one of the greatest beneficiaries of this large advantage. Yet, generations come and go and the supporters of our unlucky squad are always forced to say, “Wait till next year.” Next year always arrives right on schedule, but no matter how heartbreakingly close our team may come to bringing home the championship, they always lose. Always. What conclusion would be drawn from this situation? Would an objective analyst say that the incredible run of futility is merely the result of chance and bad luck, or would she say that the event is somehow fixed?

Or, as Steve Goodman put it:

The law of averages says that anything will happen that can/But the last time the Cubs won the National League Penant/ Was the year we dropped the bomb on Japan.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Katie Scott:

The New York Times ran an article about NY Yankies baseball player Derek Jeter, in celebration of his 40th birthday last year. The feature focused on the physical effects of a long career on the sportsman’s body. These illustrations sadly never made it into print, but are personally some of my favourite pieces of work.

If Scott’s work looks familiar, you might be recognizing her distinctive interests and style from the art to Bombay Bicycle Club’s 2011 album A Different Kind of Fix. 

Katie Scott:

The New York Times ran an article about NY Yankies baseball player Derek Jeter, in celebration of his 40th birthday last year. The feature focused on the physical effects of a long career on the sportsman’s body. These illustrations sadly never made it into print, but are personally some of my favourite pieces of work.

If Scott’s work looks familiar, you might be recognizing her distinctive interests and style from the art to Bombay Bicycle Club’s 2011 album A Different Kind of Fix.