If you missed Jon Lester’s press conference, watch it. No, really, go ahead. I’ll wait.
Theo Epstein has one goal: Bring a World Series title to Chicago. Any manager, player or coach who can advance the mission is in; everyone else, sorry. Good faith does not exist in competitive sports. Contracts and agreements can be void. Ugly. Down right cold, isn’t it?
Yes. But like it or not, baseball is a business.
The San Francisco Giants barely had time to pull the corks off the champagne before the question was asked: Are they a dynasty? The reaction was intriguing because no two answers were the same.
Former New York Mets catcher Ed Hearn says he has a bag of baseballs in his cellar. They are all from 1986; all from the National League Championship Series; all evidence that Michael Warren Scott cheated.
The rumors started long before the NLCS. In May 1985, during one of Scott’s starts at Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs first baseman Leon Durham found a piece of sandpaper near the mound, “brand new, cut in a circle, big enough to hide in his glove,” Durham told the Chicago Tribune.
The Washington Redskins trademark is in jeopardy but, if you listen to Daniel Snyder, the team’s name is not. “We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder told the media in May 2013. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”
Is never still a relevant term?