6 Sports Too Deadly for Gym Class

Jason Plautz

Dodgeball takes a lot of knocks in gym class for being dangerous, but it's got nowhere near the death rate of these sports.

7 Underhanded Sports Tactics (Including how to knock out a deaf guy)

Mangesh Hattikudur

As Chris Connolly found out, cheating is unimaginative, brutish, and plain crass.

My Minor League Promotion Roadtrip

Jason Plautz

After writing last week's post about failed baseball promotions, I was left a little disenchanted about being a baseball spectator.

The invention of the batting helmet

David K. Israel

I assume many of you heard about Mike Coolbaugh's death a couple weeks ago—he was the first-base coach with the Tulsa Drillers who was killed by a foul ball to the head. Although ext

Five Ballpark Promotions That Went Wrong

Jason Plautz

I may be a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan, but that doesn't mean I'll go to the ballpark just for the games. I often choose what tickets I buy based on the promotions.

Steve Blass' Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Disease

Jason Plautz

It might not be as widespread as Gehrig's ALS, but sadly, Steve Blass Disease has taken its fair share of victims.

The drought in Philly

David K. Israel

Despite that I spent almost 15 years in New York City, despite that I've now lived in Los Angeles for nearly two years, despite that I spent four years in New England, my sports allegiances are s

Ta-da!: Surprising David Blaine/NBA Follow-up

Mangesh Hattikudur

I hate to admit it, but after seeing the "Unbelievable" NBA spots, I'd like to rescind all sarcasm from my previous post, and apologize to the good people at Goodby, Silverstein & P

David Blaine to work magic on the NBA Audience

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to this link, master illusionist and stuntman David Blaine has been tapped to be an NBA pitchman in a new series of ads.

The Lure of Fishing

Miss Cellania

Now that the daylight lasts longer and the weather is more pleasant, it's time to confront the big decision: should I mow the lawn or go fishing? Field and Stream published a list of the 50 Be