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)
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?
The ceremonial shaving of Johnny Damon.: You know, for charity!
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.
"Commissioner - you have the worst goddamned job in the world.": The NY Daily News interviews one Mr. Allen "Bud" Selig.
Yesterday marked the first annual Jackie Robinson Day : celebrated in stadiums all across the league. At a time when steroid use is putting records in doubt, we should be reminded that records before 1947 are tainted as well.
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?
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?