Yasiel Puig: Arrogance, Awesomeness & Annoying Double Standards


As a journalist I’m enamoured with facts, so here comes one: Yasiel Puig is awesome. That’s not an opinion but an ironclad reality. In first 36 games since his promotion to the Los Angeles Dodgers he hit .397 with eight homers, 27 runs scored and 19 more batted in. And in the six weeks since … Continue reading

Aquille Carr, Overseas Pros and Major League Basketball


If you’re surprised Aquille Carr is skipping college to play pro basketball overseas, you shouldn’t be. Reports that an Italian club had offered him $750,000 first surfaced in 2011, not long after the 5-foot-6 dynamo used a dazzling array of crossovers, stutter-steps, blind passes and dunks (yes, dunks!) to become a viral video sensation and … Continue reading

Yunel Escobar, homophobia and the folly of tolerance


My mom has a thing for fools. More correctly, she has a thing for saying the word “fool.” She loves it. Enjoys saying “fool” the way most women enjoy eating chocolate. Curls her bottom lip beneath her top row of teeth so she can push the word out with extra force; the fricative morphs into … Continue reading

ABDB Ep 27: We’re not CRAY-zeh! Are we?


Read all about the latest episode of the best sports podcast on the net. And to hear it, click below… Episode Steve Atwater/Eddie George/Mel Hall… should be Episode Peaches & Herb — cuz we’re Reunited and it feels so good!!! Sweets has an announcment about an upcoming ABDB event… Are you ready for some Rampant … Continue reading

Building Brand Bautista and addressing “the question”


Heading to the office Monday morning I noticed a poster of José Bautista on a wall inside the Cooksville GO station. In it he’s pitching Booster Juice, which is a sort of Smoothie King of the north — 300 outlets nationwide peddling fruit smoothies and a healthy lifestyle. Besides being impressed at the poster’s linguistic … Continue reading

Eight Ways to Improve the Home Run Derby


My masochism manifests itself in a variety of ways. Sometimes I thumb through the Toronto Sun, other times I hit the gym and push myself to the point of vomiting — almost. And tonight I’m watching Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby, hoping this will be the year ESPN stops trying to convince us it’s … Continue reading

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