In pronouncing Kevin Pillar’s name, put the emphasis on the second syllable. In emphasizing Pillar’s path to the Majors, pronounce the Blue Jays outfielder a scout-doubted, self-motivated steamroller. Jesse Goldberg-Strassler connects with the young man to discuss life, obstacles and the journey that has taken him through minor league baseball to the Bigs.
Riley Cooper used a very bad word and is very sorry someone caught him saying it on video. To be certain, that he got caught is the only reason the public knows he uses that word. How the public found out is bad for Riley Cooper. That he got caught is the only reason his teammates know he uses that word. How his teammates found out is worse for Riley Cooper. Josh Koebert sheds light on the incident.
Toronto sports fans know as well as anybody that not every team can be a winner. Within that population, however, there’s a select few who root passionately for a team that hasn’t even flirted with the notion. MLS is now seven years into it’s Ontario expansion and has yet to see a meaningful campaign played out at BMO field. What are we to expect in the future?
He may not have been a household name, but Mike Knuble has been one of the top complementary players in the NHL for quite some time. Retirement is a likely possibility for him this year and while his eventual departure from the league won’t garner the same press others like Teemu Selanne and Daniel Alfredsson will, he was still able to forge a fantastic career as one of the NHL’s quietest warriors.
We’ve been in and out of hibernation this summer, completely overhauling much of the website’s aesthetic shell. As I’ve said before, our emphasis was on making the interface a) cleaner and fresh, b) more intuitive and convenient and c) more competitive on search engines and ad markets.
There’s no such thing as gender equality in sports media. While that’s not exactly a big surprise, that doesn’t mean it’s not wrong. Mark Milner, with the help of Molly Arenburg, considers the difference between the two.
A couple years ago we had one of the wildest finishes to any baseball season: on the same night, four games decided who got into the postseason. Wild stuff, right? It doesn’t hold a candle to the 1908 season, where both leagues had pennant races running to the last day. Baseball was then the dominant sport in America. It’s a world Cait Murphy taps into with Crazy 08, a fun read that’s marred by some strange editorial choices.
Welcome to Stage 4 of Major League Baseball’s continuing relationship with steroids and other such performance-enhancing drugs: the Avenging Angel stage. It’s been a long and interesting road. Jesse Goldberg-Strassler walks us through where we’ve been, where we’re going and what it all means for Bud Selig.
Future Hall-of-Fame point guard Jason Kidd, who started 48 games for the New York Knicks last year, retired last month. Less than two weeks later, on June 12, he was named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Considering the recent history of the NBA, this was a pretty remarkable turnaround to say the least. In the past, former players have typically had to earn their dues for years as assistant coaches, broadcasters, or in front office roles before being handed the coveted role of head coach for an NBA team.
The NCAA created a monster when it awarded its prestigious Heisman Trophy – deservingly so, too – to Johnny Manziel after just his freshman season. Oh, Johnny Manziel isn’t a monster to any- and everyone. Just Mark Emmert and the rest of the NCAA bunch. In fact, he’s not a monster to anyone else. The […]