You know what 2017 would be even better without? Those who complain about "resolutioners" clogging up the gym, then smugly joking that they'll only be there for a week or two.
With R.A. Dickey being the only knuckleballer to likely have a spot in his team's rotation for 2014, it kinda made me wonder when the last time each team had a knuckleballer pitch for them. Kinda surprised that, from what I could find, the Yankees haven't had a true knuckleball pitcher since Joe Niekro. Also, … Continue reading The last knuckleballer to pitch for every AL team
It seems like almost weekly, I'm getting an invite from a comedian to like their Facebook page... which is great! And then I like the page, only to find out that the comedian either never uses it or uses it to post anything that crosses their mind (that's what Twitter is for). In my day … Continue reading Tips for comedians on Facebook pages
Ever since I was 15, there was only one thing I ever wanted to do: be a reporter. I remember sitting in career day in high school, and the speaker for journalism was Neil Hayes, a sports columnist from the Contra Costa Times. He talked about flying back and forth between Anaheim and San Francisco … Continue reading On leaving print journalism
New York Mets pitcher and Cy Young candidate R.A. Dickey, 37, has transformed himself as a knuckleballer and is enjoying a late-career resurgence. That much you already knew. But do you want to know why I really love watching R.A. Dickey pitch? This is the second time he's had to reinvent himself. Coming out of … Continue reading On R.A. Dickey and perseverance
I remember the first time I became aware of the knuckleball. I was playing All-Star Baseball 99 on the N64. I didn't really know much about baseball, but I liked the Oakland A's because they were the local team. And I already pretty much knew I'd never be able to root for Barry Bonds. One … Continue reading On Tim Wakefield and the knuckleball
There's no magic pill. There's no secret. There's no special food. There's no trick. There's no "easy way." As many times as I've tried to find other ways, I've discovered there is one surefire way to lose weight. It's damn simple, but one of the hardest things I've ever done. It just doesn't fit into … Continue reading On weight loss