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    • 8.26.14

      Routine Moments in Baseball History: The Phillies' Long Years of Losing

      It's difficult to describe the history of the Philadelphia Phillies, but let me give it a try: For a long, long time, they were very, very bad.

    • 5.31.13

      The Joyless Joy of Bad Baseball

      Watch a lousy team on a losing streak, though, and you'll eventually see what baseball skeptics see whenever they watch: a game that’s aimless and dull and stilted and long, and which isn't even quick about it. But for months we settle in, drink down...

    • 5.31.13

      The Joyless Joy of Bad Baseball

      Watch a lousy team on a losing streak, though, and you'll eventually see what baseball skeptics see whenever they watch: a game that’s aimless and dull and stilted and long, and which isn't even quick about it.

    • 12.21.12

      The NFL Is Terrible This Week

      A whopping 13 games this week feature either two miserable teams flailing at each other like a bitter married couple going through the motions during an argument, or a really good squad that’s already secured a place in the playoffs and a toxic, tumor...