My initial plan for Halloween was to go as a fat baseball writer who doesn't like to leave the house, but that seems awfully ambitious and this costume may be even better in a "you are what you eat" way.
What are the chances of a blond Philadelphia woman getting arrested for attempting to trade sex for World Series tickets and her not being Sweet Dee Reynolds? Which brings me to this amazing scene from last week's Phillies-themed episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia:
Say what you will about Mac's love letter to Chase Utley, but at least he has good taste.
In addition to letting Steve Phillips go, ESPN has now also fired the 22-year-old production assistant with whom he had an affair. Meanwhile, agent Steve Lefkowitzrevealed that Phillips entered rehab for sex addiction in an effort "to save his marriage."
HBO renewed one of my favorite shows, In Treatment, for another season and Theo Epstein's sister is taking over as the executive producer, which caused me to stumble upon the mind-boggling "early life and family" section of his Wikipedia page. After reading that, my family really ought to be ashamed of themselves.
Many of the allegations about the NBA and referees in Tim Donaghy's new book are pretty damning.
Between this news and my discovery that EA Sports isn't even making NBA Live for Playstation 2 any more it may be time for a Playstation 3. Or maybe just admit that I'm old and stop playing video games.
One of my all-time favorite basketball players, Bobby Jackson, has called it quits after a career that included one unforgettable year with the Gophers and 12 solid seasons in the NBA.
We just finished the 12th season of "Gleeman World" in WhatIfSports.com's Hardball Dynasty game and it looks like we'll have one or two franchise openings. Hardball Dynasty is not a fantasy baseball game, but rather a simulation of running a fictional MLB organization from rookie-ball to the majors. It's incredibly detailed and time-consuming with a steep learning curve, so first and foremost we're looking for owners who've played Hardball Dynasty in the past, although anyone is free to express interest.
Random pizza recommendation: Sarpino's. I've had it multiple times recently and the pizza is a clear step above the usual Papa John's, Pizza Hut, and Domino's. Plus, their pasta is pretty good too.
My only rule in life is that I'll always link to a blog that calls me "the Jesus of Twins bloggers."
Adam Carolla's recent television pilot for CBS was not picked up, so now he's giving NBC a try.
Get the 22nd edition of the New York Times bestselling Baseball Prospectus Annual. Edited by Aaron Gleeman, it features a foreword from Twins pitcher Glen Perkins, a Twins team chapter written by Gleeman and Parker Hageman, and 600 pages of analysis, projections, essays, rankings, and in-depth coverage of all 30 teams.