Archive for the ‘Masochism’ Category

Listen, we all know that sitting and waiting for a baseball trade to be processed in the middle of November is about as stressful as things can possibly be, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take to minimize the insanity and maximize your experience of such an exciting time. As an expert in creative ways to waste time and hide mental instability, I have compiled a pretty comprehensive DO and DON’T list to get us all through this trying time. Read the rest of this entry »

Full credit to Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus, who– as I mentioned in today’s Afternoon Snack– had the fantastic idea of looking back on predictions from the spring that had gone awry, and pulling out some doozies from Alex Anthopoulos by way of this National Post piece from late February.

At least, at first I thought┬áit was a fantastic idea. Then I actually read the entirety of what Alex Anthopoulos had said back then, which would have caused a lesser man– a man with a constitution less fortified by years of sweet delicious booze– to puke his fucking guts out all over the goddamn bathroom floor (assuming, of course, that he was reading it while on the toilet, which… wouldn’t he be?).

I might still toss. You’ve been warned.

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