One of them almost never spoke; the other almost never shut up. One of them celebrated touchdowns by handing the ball to the referee and preparing quie…
PosCast: The AnnouncementListen now (82 min) | Joe and Mike talk about the awesomeness of Juan Soto and the frustrating success of the St. Louis Cardinals while also offering s…
Welcome back to Joe’s Week In Baseball — JWIB — my baseball rundown for the week. We’re bringing this back for the final couple weeks of the season and…
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…