1. MLB: Before Sabermatrics and Speculation, There Was the Fan and the Game

    I live for this, for MLB, for every inning of sanctity. For every pitch, for each at-bat, revering the talent beyond the stats. I live for the scent of old leather mitts, I live for the cadence of the walk-off base hit...

    Kris Pollina Written by Kris Pollina about over 3 years ago 157 reads 1 comments

  2. The Evil Empire's New Clothes: Am I Missing Something About Joba?

    While my participation in fantasy sports was born sometime in the last decade, in retrospect I think I’ve been subscribing to the concept and principles of fantasy as early as age 10. Once a year...

    Kris Pollina Written by Kris Pollina about over 5 years ago 184 reads 1 comments

  3. The Real World: Draft Lobby

    “When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking...

    Kris Pollina Written by Kris Pollina about over 5 years ago 178 reads 2 comments

  4. A-Rod Haters Juiced with HGH (Hardened Glaring Hypocrisy)

    Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue.—Moliere I am the proud owner of a blue iPod mini that I received as a Christmas present in 2004...

    Kris Pollina Written by Kris Pollina about over 5 years ago 589 reads 1 comments

  5. First, Class: Elevating the Role of Ethics in Sports

    “Winning is nice if you don’t lose your integrity in the process.” –Arnold Horshak, Welcome Back, Kotter Forget steroids. Forget asterisks. Forget gambling, sideline taping, dogfighting, DUIs, and firearm possession...

    Kris Pollina Written by Kris Pollina about over 5 years ago 304 reads 5 comments

  6. Why Female Sportscasters Lose Their Luster

    "A woman with a woman's viewpoint is of more value when she forgets she's a woman and begins to act like a man." –Leonor Kretzer Sullivan, American CongressmanOn January 20, 2009, the first ...

    Kris Pollina Written by Kris Pollina about over 5 years ago 1,784 reads 13 comments

  7. The First Step is Admitting you have a Problem: How Sports have Skewed my Sanity

    “The fan is the one who suffers.” –Frank Robinson When you have spent enough time screaming at the TV in public or when you have worn enough team-branded clothing, you become known as the sports you support...

    Kris Pollina Written by Kris Pollina about almost 6 years ago 313 reads 7 comments

  8. Breaking the Ten Commandments in 2008

    "Sports is a game. You need to play by the rules." -John Baxter For all athletes' endzone signs-of-the-cross and pointing to heaven between innings, very few actually live by any religious rubric...

    Kris Pollina Written by Kris Pollina about almost 6 years ago 883 reads 3 comments

  9. 19 Things I Learned From Dating a Boston Sports Fan

    "Wisdom is learning what to overlook.”—William James Remember when Ed Norton went to jail in American History X? Even though he suffered some disturbing blows at the hands ...

    Kris Pollina Written by Kris Pollina about almost 6 years ago 1,378 reads 26 comments

  10. For Love Of The Game: Retirement Case Studies To Help Jamie Moyer

    “If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”—Orson Welles My dad tells this story of his friend’s big night at the craps table in Vegas...

    Kris Pollina Written by Kris Pollina about almost 6 years ago 651 reads 3 comments

  11. The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend: Choosing Sides in the 2008 World Series

    "There is nobody as enslaved as the fanatic, the person whom in one impulse, one value, assumes ascendancy over all others." -Milton R...

    Kris Pollina Written by Kris Pollina about almost 6 years ago 222 reads 1 comments

  12. Curt Schilling's Shocking Discovery of New York-Boston Animosity

    "Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something." -Plato Curt Schilling reminds me of the generic and requisite Real World stock character: ...

    Kris Pollina Written by Kris Pollina about 6 years ago 2,249 reads 17 comments