For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs will play in the World Series beginning Tuesday, October 25th at 7:08 pm CST.Read more "Turning Corners"
Most of us know that Andrew Miller’s slider is excellent; but let’s illustrate just how unhittable the postseason’s best reliever’s best pitch is.Read more "We Need to Talk About Andrew Miller’s Slider"
On October 15, Miguel Montero set Chicago on fire with a game-winning grand slam in Game 1 of the NLCS. The win snapped a 7-game NLCS losing streak for the Chicago Cubs, and gave fans boundless confidence entering Game 2 the following day. The atmosphere in Wrigley Field was electric (or so I’m told), and […]Read more "The Finality of Game Two"
The Summer Olympics aren’t just the pinnacle of sports; they’re the pinnacle of sports medicine.Read more "Olympic Moments: USOC’s Dr. Mark Hutchinson on the Path, Meaning, and Challenges of Olympic Medicine"
Tim Duncan was so great that he made greatness seem dull.Read more "Quiet Giant: On Tim Duncan"
Four years ago, no one chose Kent Bazemore. In 2016, Atlanta did, for $70 million.Read more "4/70 Baze It: How Kent Bazemore Found His Place"
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Chicago Cubs are dipping again into their war chest of top-shelf prospects, welcoming white-hot catcher Willson Contreras to the show. The move will (most likely) be made possible by designating veteran Tim Federowicz for assignment. Given Miguel Montero’s defensive struggles lately and David Ross’s age, it seems like the perfect […]Read more "Meet Willson Contreras: The Cubs’ Latest Can’t-Miss Callup"
Of all the things that seemed like they would happen in the 2016 French Open, two didn’t happen. Serena Williams lost the Final in two sets (5-7, 4-6) to Garbine Muguruza, a 4-seed. The other was Novak Djokovic winning his first French Open, the final jewel to his Majors crown that eluded him for years, […]Read more "The Summit and the Climb: The Meaning Behind Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic in the 2016 French Open"
Javier Baez has been the second-worst kept secret in the Chicago Cubs development system over the past couple years. In that time, he’s struggled with intermittent flashes of brilliance. When he hits, he hits. His giant, loopy swing and bat speed make every fly look like it should hit the streets outside a park, and […]Read more "Compact Swing, Contact Hitting: How Javier Baez is Steadily Figuring it Out"
It’s no surprise that a team with two of the greatest all-over shooters takes a lot of attempts off of screens, particularly in the playoffs. The assertion that the Golden State Warriors take quick shots immediately off picks passes the eye test, but particular attention should be paid to their current playoffs MVP, Klay Thompson. […]Read more "Screen Play: The Effectiveness of the Klay Thompson’s Quick Trigger Off Picks"