The Nationals’ Deadline Dandy

The Nationals’ Deadline Dandy Last year’s July 31 trade deadline featured plenty of notable deals, including the Astros’ last-minute acquisition of Zack Greinke; the Cubs’ trade for Nicholas Castellanos; the three-team swap involving Trevor Bauer, Yasiel Puig, and Franmil Reyes; and more. Overshadowed in that commotion was a trade went largely under the radar at…

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Aspiring MLB team owner Alex Rodriguez thinks players should take revenue-sharing deal to save season

Aspiring MLB team owner Alex Rodriguez thinks players should take revenue-sharing deal to save season A recent episode of ESPN’s Get Up was a particularly egregious session in which Mike Greenberg and Mark Teixeira extolled the owners’ deal and minimized player concerns. As our Andrew Bucholtz put it, “it’s rather funny to see Greenberg and…

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1997 Denny’s: The Most Ambitious Set Ever?

1997 Denny’s: The Most Ambitious Set Ever? I was introduced to holograms by Desi Arnaz, Jr in 1983. Arnaz played Walter Nebicher, a nerdy police officer/computer whiz who craved more responsibility within the police department. In his spare time, Nebicher developed a powerful crime-fighting, helicopter-piloting, Tron-like-hologram hero he dubbed “Automan.” Unfortunately, Automan was canceled after…

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