That 99 mile-per-hour fastball with English wasn't always there. Neither was the slider that buckled knees nor the changeup that made batters flinch. Stephen Strasburg didn't always have the cool confidence to take down Major League* hitters. *OK, OK, those 14 batters he struck out were Pittsburgh Pirates, but still... He learned those things from … Continue reading Strasburg

Go team?

While college football started with a bang on Thursday night, most teams will start their seasons today. I'm not really that excited. I've got friends who went to Oregon, USC, Cal, UCLA, etc. They're stoked. But pretty much every year since I was a kid, I've felt fairly ambivalent to the start of college football … Continue reading Go team?