1. They did their best to fit it into the plot, but bow howdy I’m with Dave, this was cringe-worthy TV. - ted

    daveshumka:

    I’m catching up on House of Cards, and Kevin Spacey sure can’t throw a baseball.

  2. To the 17 full-fledged members of the GIIB, the feeling and understanding of baseball are inseparable from one another. They’re intellectuals, empiricists, the kind of guys who believe that the best way to express your love of something is to spend years studying and arguing about it. They talk about sabermetrics in the context of classic economists: “Marx’s economic theories are basically sabermetrics,” says Aldama. “It’s the elimination of subjectivity.”
    I wrote about the budding sabermetrics movement in Cuba for Sports Illustrated.  (via ericnus)
  3. “Opening Day, 1986 - Nolan Ryan warms up in the bullpen before the Astros-SF Giants matchup.” via Mike Acosta’s Twitter account: @AstrosTalk

    Opening Day, 1986 - Nolan Ryan warms up in the bullpen before the Astros-SF Giants matchup.” via Mike Acosta’s Twitter account: @AstrosTalk

  4. #dadsknow

    "I played catch with him," [Chris Archer’s] father says. "When he was 12, I told him to pitch from a stretch, ‘cause there were less mechanics involved. Keep it simple, I said. You can go to a full motion when you’ve mastered the stretch."

    from Pat Jordan’s piece on Chris Archer in Sports on Earth

  5. When I was young, I was so interested in baseball that my family was afraid I’d waste my life and be a pitcher. Later they were afraid I’d waste my life and be a poet. They were right.
    Robert Frost (via juniusworth)
  6. (Source: prophecygrl, via willlaren)

  7. Strike the Ball

    I love the phrase “strike the ball across the diamond…” From Bo Porter’s description of Jose Altuve’s sharp play at rover.

    “I actually thought the ball was by him,” Porter said. “Not only to make play, to jump up cat-like and strike the ball across the diamond, it was an outstanding play.”

  8. you know what, why the heck not?
mightyflynn:

Lances Berkmans
March 20, 2014
Bradley Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
via @nick_pants h/t @CespedesBBQ

    you know what, why the heck not?

    mightyflynn:

    Lances Berkmans

    March 20, 2014

    Bradley Center

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    via @nick_pants h/t @CespedesBBQ

  9. jackie robinson, 1947, from the our game blog by john thorn.

    jackie robinson, 1947, from the our game blog by john thorn.