Covid-19 claims a living legend. Orioles minor league pitcher Steve Dalkowski was a figure writ large. The inspiration for Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham, Dalkowski was a character whose stories passed among players, taking on a mythic life of their own. Ron Shelton, a minor leaguer himself, received the dugout legend from those around him…… Continue reading Nuke LaLoosh Is Dead
The Angels pitcher was 27 years old.
I miss that smile.
RIP to a music icon.
Rest in Peace.
If you’ve not yet heard, ESPN has pulled the plug on Grantland. Now, Jonah and Ben on baseball, and other Grantland sports writers, are being folded back into the generic ESPN family. But, nonetheless, I’m thinking this can’t be good news for longer-form sports journalism over there, or for more in-depth sabermetric-type writing there in…… Continue reading ESPN pulls the plug on Grantland
The world has been mourning the lost of Yogi Berra the past few days, and there are no shortage of articles, tweets, and video tributes to one of the greatest men to ever step on the field. Today MLB published a very fine article detailing 8 of the top Yogi Berra accomplishments, both on and…… Continue reading 8 Top Yogi Berra accomplishments
Sad news. We’ve lost a truly great human being. Lawrence Peter Berra, better known as Yogi, passed away last night. He was 90 years old. Let’s remember this diminutive man who became a giant in this sport we love.. Edit/Update: MLB released this video tribute to the late, great, Yogi Berra.