It's Tax Day! Be sure to think badly of your friends who are filling out their taxes today, even if you are too. After all, you have something they don't: an excuse.
Chris Resop: The Most Interesting Reliever In the World
Let's not bury the lede here: This link features crotch grabs. Many, many crotch grabs. After reading this article, you will remember Chris Resop, and you will be glad you do.
I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway
Doug Glanville, who played 9 years in the majors, has managed the transition from his playing career well, becoming an analyst for ESPN and an excellent writer. And then, uh...see the title? Yeah. That.
The Golden Gate Bridge Could've Had a Submerged 'Boat Tunnel'
Gottfried Leibniz once postulated that we must live in the best of all possible worlds. But this thing doesn't exist, despite its impressive technical achievement of being SUPER COOL, so whatever, Leibniz. Go invent calculus again, jerk.
Escape From Cuba
I know that you're probably a little tired of HOT TAKES ON WHAT'S WRONG WITH PUIG, but this is a fantastic article on his escape from Cuba, and some of the legal trouble that's ensued since then. It's all super shady and sad and tense even though you already know the basic end result. Still, though, I could have used more opinions about how he needs to hit that cutoff man.
New replay system isn't helping MLB see what we're seeing
Have you noticed that there have been issues with replay? Probably not. It's been an underreported story, and since none of those problems have affected our favorite team here (the Giants, FYI), it would be understandable if this had never claimed your attention. But APPARENTLY, some clearly blown calls have not been overturned for reasons best described as "Shut up, I don't have to tell you why."
Baseball’s New Strategy: Drop the Ball on Purpose
Of course, not all of the blown calls have actually been blown calls. Here, Dave Cameron takes a look at a few calls that to any sane observer would be dumb - an outfielder catches a ball, then drops it when exchanging the ball between glove and hand to make a throw. But because of a new rule designed to make second baseman demonstrate possession when turning a double play, that's not a catch anymore! Oh, MLB. Even when you get things right, you find a way to get them wrong.
Sex! Will This Headline Get Me More Replies?
You've certainly already read this. But go read it again. Brandon Belt is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful baseball player I have ever watched in my life.