The world of sports gets a jolt. Three actually.

coffee

What an uppity week it’s been for sports.  With all the stimulants being passed around, it’s amazing anyone can catch a bit of sleep. From Poland to Las Vegas to Cooperstown, athletes have made headlines for dipping into the supply Continue reading

Pete Rose Hall of Fame chatter reemerges with election of new baseball commissioner

Petey

Last week, we bid the first, long-awaited adieu to Bud Selig, a man who will mistakenly go down as one of the better commissioners baseball has ever seen.  Rob Manfred will soon take his place. Manfred has worked for Major Continue reading

Debating Instant Replay with my Uncle Alex

umps gather for instant replay

The e-mail string started simply enough. I received an email from my Uncle Alex with nothing in the text.  The subject line read “Still like instant replay?” Years ago, right on this very website, he and I debated the merits Continue reading

Divisional Renaming: A SportsChump-J Dub Collaboration – Edition One: Major League Baseball

baseball realignment

I have a friend.  His name is J-Dub.  He’s kinda weird, an ornery fellow if I may. We’ve never officially met but he runs a website just like mine, except his has a lot more curse words. He is one Continue reading

SportsChump Motion Pictures proudly presents Alejandro

According to recent reports, Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing prototype, Alex Rodriguez, is dropping his appeal, taking the year off and heading to Mexico.  Good for him.  I’m surprised Bud Selig didn’t offer to drive him to the airport.

A SportsChump original screenplay: A Rough In The Diamond : Act One, Scene One

Setting: A dimly lit, smoke-filled room.  A scrawny, grey-haired, spectacled gentleman sits at his desk, contemplating retirement while tapping his loafers on the Plasticine that protects his plush, office carpet from the rolling wheels of his chair.