We’ve seen plenty . . . → Read More: The Pleasures of Wayward Luggage
I’m a member of SABR — the Society for American Baseball Research — which means I subscribe to SABR-L, the organization’s listserv. Much of the info on SABR-L involves statistical number-crunching, historical esoterica, biographical info, and so on. Occasionally, though, uni- and equipment-related queries come up. Such was the case a few . . . → Read More: A Close Look at Ball Sacks (no, not that kind)
I took a quick glance at the Insurance Bowl last night, just as a penalty was being called. As the ref announced the particulars of the foul, I noticed something odd: He was wearing eyeglasses.
Some quick Googling revealed that the game was being officiated by a Pac-12 crew, with the white hat . . . → Read More: ‘I see,’ said the blind man — wait, didn’t I use that headline two weeks ago?
The guy you see pictured at right is Ed Sudol, who umpired in the National League for 21 seasons. Up until now, the most notable line on his résumé was that he was working the plate for Jim Bunning’s perfect game in 1964. But Sudol is now destined to be known for something . . . → Read More: Wet T-shirt Contest