Category Archives: Sports

The first in a series on the Bridgeport Bluefish

[Deadspin] I’ve been spending a lot of time lately at the Ball Park at Harbor Yard — better known as the home of the Bridgeport Bluefish, an independent baseball team. The stadium sits two Metro North stops away from where … Continue reading

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I can’t wait for this year’s baseball season to begin . . .

and one reason is that it’s probably Dusty Baker’s last as the Reds’ manager. See what I mean in my first blog post for Cincinnati Magazine‘s new Reds blog, a place I’ll be posting all season.

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The closing of the Wigwam (and the state of Indiana basketball)

[New York Times] In Sunday’s New York Times sports section, I’ve got a long feature on the closing of the Wigwam, the 8,996-seat arena in Anderson, Indiana, that ranks as the second largest high school gym in the world. Or ranked, rather: … Continue reading

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Xavier’s pack-line defense and coaching continuinty

In the March issue of Cincinnati Magazine, I’ve got a long profile of Xavier head coach Chris Mack. On this blog, I’ve already tried to substantiate my claim that Xavier’s brawl had been “a long time coming.” Now, I’d like to … Continue reading

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A profile of Xavier’s Chris Mack

[Cincinnati Magazine] In the March issue of Cincinnati Magazine, I’ve got a long profile of Xavier head coach Chris Mack. It centers on the lead up to the Xavier-Gonzaga game on New Year’s Eve, and while we continued to tweak … Continue reading

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Josh McRoberts, by way of The Jefferson Bible

[Los Angeles Times] In today’s Los Angeles Times, I’ve got an op ed on the Jefferson Bible — back in the news, thanks to a new edition from the Smithsonian, and more relevant than ever, thanks to the Republican presidential … Continue reading

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What everyone’s missing about baseball’s new CBA

[Slate] In Slate today, I’ve got a story about Major League Baseball’s new CBA — and about its changes in how teams can acquire (and compensate) amateur talent. Among baseball pundits, a sturdy consensus has formed: these changes will make … Continue reading

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