§ I’m pretty sure you’ve all been asking yourself “Why aren’t there any action figures based on 15th century Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch’s fantastically horrific Last Judgement triptych?” Well, it turns out there are! Sort of. They are not action figures, per se, but rather collectible ceramic figures. They are made by a company called […]
I’ll have to admit watching tv isn’t a big priority for me despite the fact that it is the preeminent medium of our streaming era. Aside from the unpredictable live result of New York Mets baseball and the tones of Gary Cohen Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling, little on tv holds interest for me. But […]
It was “Rookie hazing weekend’ in major league baseball, as new players were forced to undergo a rite of passage that speaks to traditional tribal notions of “crossing over” and appropriating the garb of different tribes or genders to signal their initiation into a wider role in society. Plus, guys in their underwear.
Yesterday The Mary Sue published an article suggesting that for-profit comic-cons could be violating federal labor law by not paying minimum wage to workers improperly classified as volunteers. However, a recent case involving Major League Baseball shows how ReedPop and other commercial comic-con ventures could beat the tag.
Is there a more feel good story anywhere this year than the R.A. Dickey saga?
Once cast on the scrapheap of pitching due to lacking a crucial ligament in his elbow, Dickey went through purgatory and emerged with the determination to claw his way back, and gripping the baseball with his knuckles. The Mets pitcher won his 20th game yesterday, the first Met to do so since 1990, and along the way he’s having one of the greatest seasons ever by a pitcher who specializes in throwing knuckleballs.