The Enduring Myth of the Texas Rangers

While the Washington football team and the Cleveland baseball team were both undergoing public struggles about the appropriateness of their nicknames, my own favorite baseball team, the Texas Rangers,was called out by several national columnistsfor a similar soul-searching. Theodore Roosevelt, (yes, THAT Teddy Roosevelt) made the case for both sides back before there was even […]

The Consolations of the Curveball – A Review of Off Speed

The season is over.  The World Series is receding to a mischievous gleam in Jose Altuve’s eyes.   Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend on the field as the confetti was still falling.  Verlander married Kate Upton.  It’s time to wish them well and sit by the hot stove and set baseball aside until pitchers […]