You can credit Tony LaRussa for revolutionizing the role of the closer in Major League Baseball. Until LaRussa played the role of MLB’s first statistics enthusiast, baseball was merely a game of scoring more runs than the other team. LaRussa used a plethora of statistics to determine the likelihood of particular hitters to achieve success in certain situations, the likelihood of a particular pitcher to have success against a given hitter, and even the odds of a hitter’s success in regard to his handedness...Read More
Is it right to raise new Chicago sports fans?
In case you didn’t notice (and odds are you didn’t), I’ve been on a little bit of a hiatus for awhile. My reason for being away wasn’t some sort of contract dispute or holdout situation...
Check me out in the August 30th issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly
Run—don’t walk—to pick up this week’s edition of the Urban Tulsa Weekly, and read my latest story about an interesting event taking place on the Arkansas River.
For those of you lacking the motiva...
Check me out on "2 Guys & A Mic"
I had the pleasure of joining “The Coach” Jon Cohn and “The Bigg Dogg” Joel Radwanski on their daily show 2 Guys & A Mic this morning...
Naming your kid after a Bears legend
Yesterday, I wrote this article which was more or less an amusing account on the difficulties of raising a child to love the Chicago sports teams that have been so heart-breaking to me in the past.
Christmas Shopping for Jocks
The holiday season can be one of the most frustrating times of the year with heavy traffic, scarce parking and cold weather...