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December 20

An Oral History of Fire Joe Morgan: The three authors of late, lamented sports blog Fire Joe Morgan share how FJM came to be, a behind the scenes look at their heyday and why they chose to call it quits in 2008. Part 2, Part 3.
(FJM previously on sportsfilter)

posted by Jugwine to baseball at 01:45 PM - 1 comment

June 03

The Toughest Things to do in Sports.: The list is less generic than the one discussed previously here, but also more US-centric (and it takes itself less seriously). So, what was left out and what doesn't belong?

posted by Jugwine to general at 11:37 AM - 13 comments

June 01

The Price of Defection: The family Josť Contreras left behind.

posted by Jugwine to baseball at 12:27 PM - 3 comments

May 27

Umpires of the Negro Leagues.: Learn more about the call for "race umpires" in the Negro Leagues and of Bob Motley, the last living Negro League umpire.

posted by Jugwine to baseball at 10:36 AM - 4 comments

May 21

The ceremonial shaving of Johnny Damon.: You know, for charity!

posted by Jugwine to baseball at 05:11 PM - 8 comments

May 18

And then there were five.: The IOC has whittled the list of possible host cities for the 2012 games down to New York, Paris, London, Madrid and Moscow leaving only broken hearts in Istanbul, Leipzig and the other candidates. The final decision will be made next year.

posted by Jugwine to other at 10:11 AM - 7 comments

May 17

"Commissioner - you have the worst goddamned job in the world.": The NY Daily News interviews one Mr. Allen "Bud" Selig.

posted by Jugwine to baseball at 03:21 PM - 4 comments

April 16

March 24

Yankees, Nets and Devils agree to split up: with the Nets going to Bruce Ratner's Brooklyn Basketball LLC. Plans for an arena on Flatbush avenue have already been made. Developers, however face increasingly organized and vocal resistance. While a move might be beneficial to the team's popularity, would it be good for Brooklyn?

posted by Jugwine to basketball at 09:36 AM - 14 comments

November 14

Darryl Strawberry gets one more chance.: Now, I'm all for triumph over adversity, but Straw was in jail as recently as this April. Is it too soon to have him involved in player development? What can someone who failed to live up to his potential teach those who are just now trying to reach theirs?

posted by Jugwine to baseball at 11:23 AM - 6 comments