1. 2012 World Series: Giants Certain to Win, Also Definitely Going to Lose

    For better or worse, we now live in a world of instant statistical analysis of pretty much everything that happens...

    Jack McDonald Written by Jack McDonald about almost 2 years ago 1,829 reads 1 comments

  2. Cardinals vs. Braves: Does It Take 5.4 Seconds to Consider Instant Replay?

    5.4 seconds. That's how long it took Sam Holbrook to decide that Andrelton Simmons' fly ball to left field was, in fact, a pop-up to shortstop. It's about how long it should have taken for the other umpires to overturn what was clearly a bad call...

    Jack McDonald Written by Jack McDonald about almost 2 years ago 783 reads 4 comments

  3. Why Derek Jeter Should Be Baseball's First Unanimous Hall of Fame Selection

    Give me one good reason Derek Jeter shouldn't be unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame. It has to be a GOOD one, too; none of this, "If (Famous Player X) wasn't unanimously voted in, no one should be" nonsense...

    Jack McDonald Written by Jack McDonald about almost 2 years ago 3,882 reads 30 comments

  4. Doubling Down Against the Inevitable: Roger Clemens and the End of Glory

    It is appropriate that Roger Clemens is back wearing No. 21, because from all angles, this comeback is essentially a game of blackjack. It certainly isn't poker, because his hand is written clearly upon his face...

    Jack McDonald Written by Jack McDonald about almost 2 years ago 1,160 reads 6 comments

  5. Chicago Cubs 2013: 4 Suggestions on How to Right the Long-Sinking Ship

    It's been 803 months since the Chicago Cubs ' last World Series appearance. In that time, they've tried every kind of roster imaginable. They've had speedier teams, more powerful teams and teams based on solid pitching...

    Jack McDonald Written by Jack McDonald about almost 2 years ago 2,031 reads 12 comments

  6. What Joe Paterno Must Do

    I'm actually a little scared for Penn State right now. College students are not known for their emotional restraint, nor for their temperance in matters of alcohol consumption...

    Jack McDonald Written by Jack McDonald about almost 3 years ago 174 reads 3 comments

  7. The Chicago Cubs: 5 Moves to Consider, Amongst All the Hair-Pulling

    Let's all acknowledge this, right from the start: The Cubs are not going to win in 2011, nor in 2012. The roster is poor, aged and frequently incapable of basic fundamentals...

    Jack McDonald Written by Jack McDonald about 3 years ago 980 reads 6 comments