27
AUG
2015

Stroman and The Minor League Playoff Hustle

Marcus Stroman… The Blue Jay world seems fixated upon his return. Will he be healthy, will he contribute, what do all his tweets about feeling better than ever mean? Lets review what we know and take the rest in due time, shall we? First, Stroman’s knee is feeling...
25
AUG
2015

When I Was a Gay Athlete

  When I was fourteen, I made the worst decision of my life: joining my middle school wrestling team. It wasn’t the weight cutting or rolling around on dirty mats with sweaty boys that made it so bad. It wasn’t even the humiliation of wearing a singlet. It was what happened...
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AUG
2015

Tips on Preparing For Your First Off-Season

  Congratulations on finishing up your first season in the minors. After a long college/high school year followed by this dip spit-scented slog through the bush leagues, you really do deserve a break. However, before you cram your team bag full logoed trinkets for mom and...
07
DEC
2014

Advice For Baseball Job Seekers

  A little while back an individual who was about to hatch from the business world and flutter into the real world asked me about getting a job in the baseball world. He’d sent out all his resumes, and, after months of anxious perseverating over whether his childhood dream...
15
FEB
2014

The Proletariat is Right

If, dear minor league player, you decide to tell the general public of your disgust with professional baseball because, for the honor of allowing you to play among its chosen immortals, it’s paying you in stale beer and day old hotdogs, expect your words to echo off into...
02
SEP
2012

Send Romero Down (so you can bring him up)

I’ve contested as far back as a two months ago that Ricky Romero should have seen some time in the minors this year. I did not make that comment because I wanted to attack or otherwise debase Ricky. I respect Ricky, but objectively speaking, he ain’t right. There is...
01
FEB
2012

Russ Canzler

I’d like to add onto the sentiment expressed by my writing peer, the honorable Rob Neyer: Russ Canzler is a vastly underrated player that will, if nothing else, hit in the big leagues. Let me speak first of Russ’s character, which I feel will be something severely neglected (as...
28
JAN
2012

Out Of My League Sample Chapters!

    Chapter 16 of Out Of My League   Chapter 1 of Out Of My League   Chapter 35 of Out Of My League   Chapter 64 of Out Of My League  
27
JAN
2012

Out Of My League, Chapter 35

Chapter Thirty-five   On Monday, after losing a day game with the Bees, we packed up and hopped a flight to Colorado Springs, home of the Rockies’ Triple A team, the Sky Sox. Sky Sox Stadium is the highest-altitude park in baseball, even higher than the infamous Mile High Stadium...
22
JAN
2012

Tips For Spring Training

With spring training right around the corner I’d like to take a moment to remind all those players attending minor league camp of the resolutions they swore they’d uphold, but have subsequently forgotten. I’m not talking about stuff like working out harder, or running more, or...
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