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Spring Fever

I had bought a few baseball cards when I was eight years old, mostly for the gum, but the start of fourth grade, in 1967, was when I became serious.

The Politics of Golf Carts

A polemic against golf carts might double as one against libertarian economics.

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

While the nationalization of sports media outlets brings games and analysis to every living room in America, fan culture retains a very distinct regional and local flavor.

The Local Game

The baseball season has ended. For fans just about everywhere outside of Boston, this will signal either melancholy or relief. Or possibly disgust. Melancholy...

Miss Coach

A woman head coach of a boy's high school football team robs the players of a male role model and diminishes the bonds of male camaraderie.

Tiger, Tiger

But what would bring Tiger back? Does anybody think he would go to confession? I mean, heck, Bill Clinton still thinks he has the moral upper hand on Ken Starr.

Oh When the Saints (Come Marching In)

Is happiness found in fan-dom?