Last night, I got this unsolicited review of The Baseball 100 from Bob Costas. Those of you who have heard my Bob Costas story will know just how much …
What’s left now is the explosion. Bill James likes to say that in baseball, it’s the statistics that survive. As the years go on, people remember fewer…
There isn’t any serious doubt that the greatest power-hitting catcher in baseball history is Josh Gibson. We will never know just how many home runs Gi…
Browns 31, Houston 21 Summary: Browns dominate the third quarter after playing a meandering first half. The key moment: Being honest, the key moment pr…
I’m writing this one through a pierogi, kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, mushroom soup hangover. Thursday night, in Troy, Mich., I received the Tony Kubek Aw…
No player in The Football 101 inspired more disagreement, more consternation, more immovable viewpoints among the people I consulted with than Steven M…
Some years ago, I wrote about how I’d love to be the Jimmy Carter peace broker on WAR. As you know, two of our favorite baseball stat sites — Baseball-…
If I asked you, “Can you tell me the difference between the way Peyton Manning and Lamar Jackson played quarterback?" I imagine you would laugh for a w…
If you’re even a moderate fan of NFL history, you probably have heard of The Mel Blount Rule. Mel Blount was a big, ferocious and hard-hitting cornerba…
Kansas City 33, Browns 29 Summary: Chiefs score two four-quarter touchdowns and come all the way back from a 12-point halftime deficit. The key moment:…
OK, here’s a little perspective on how much the game has changed. When Ozzie Newsome retired in 1990, his 662 receptions were good for fourth on the al…
First off, let me apologize because I know you got a lot of emails this week from Joe Blogs. Well, hey, it was launch week, and you probably know that …