Book Review: Baseball Cop by Eddie Dominguez

Have you ever signed a confidentiality agreement? I haven’t… but when my book supplier mentioned a new book was coming out and that I needed to sign over a confidentiality agreement for before agreeing to review it, I suddenly felt Continue reading

Racism alive and well in Texas school district: America not shocked

I once read a book called “Necessities.” To this day, it remains one of the best books on sports I’ve ever encountered. Originally published in 1989, the title of the book comes from former Dodger GM Al Campanis’ comments on Continue reading

Bloggers getting old: A J-Dub-SportsChump “Turning 50” Collaboration

Dubs: It’s often said that baseball imitates life.  In this case, there’s an odd bit of truth to that because life, like baseball, is all about milestones. In baseball, it’s all about 3,000 hits, 500 home runs, or 300 wins. Continue reading

Tales of Depression and Sorrow: The Tampa Bay Rays

Some years ago, my interwebtacular partner in crime asked me to contribute to his series entitled Tales of Depression and Sorrow.  In said pieces, J-Dub of Dubsism fame asks fans of a particular franchise to share in the misery of Continue reading

Tropicana Field, Part Do? Tampa Bay’s Tug-Of-War continues

My mother and I moved to Tampa when I was 12 years old.  It was a lot like when Daniel LaRusso and his mom moved from New Jersey to Reseda except I didn’t have a magical karate coach and I Continue reading

SportsChump presents a contest… about hate

“If you have hate in your heart, let it out.” –          Dave Chappelle as Clayton Bigsby, Chappelle’s Show, 2003 Let’s talk about hate for a second. Oh?  You don’t want to because you’re all about the love?  Well, think again Continue reading

Why 21 doesn’t matter

The Cleveland Indians have won 21 straight baseball games.  That’s a new Major League record, which is pretty impressive considering the sport, for better or for worse, has been around since anyone reading this website has been alive. That’s right, Continue reading

Why football needs to use its head before it’s too late

I had a conversation with Uncle of SportsChump over the phone the other day. For those of you who don’t know, Uncle of SportsChump is one of our nation’s, last remaining baseball fans. Having eaten, breathed and slept baseball all Continue reading

Florida gets it right, ESPN gets it wrong… again

Upon hearing the news that the University of Florida had won its first ever College World Series, an old college roommate suggested that I jot down a little something to celebrate the team’s rather unlikely victory. So I am. But Continue reading